Can’t get into a BIOC course?
If you are not a BIOC student and REQUIRE a BIOC course, this excludes COMPLEMENTARY courses, please send an email to undergrad [dot] biochem [at] mcgill [dot] ca, including your name and ID number, and we will verify your records and a permit will be issued the same day for you to register.
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST have ALL prerequisites to take any BIOC course.
This page contains important information designed to help you complete the application process. Be sure to review it carefully before submitting your application.
You should also consult the Applying and admissions section of the Prospective Graduate Students website.
BGSS is a student-run organization that represents McGill's biochemistry graduate population. BGSS organizes a variety of social and academic events for biochemistry students and the general student body throughout the year.
The BGSS executive is elected each spring. It consists of the following positions:
The Chemical Biology Option is offered by three departments: Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Academic Advising - Christine Laberge Office Hours.
(Room 905A, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building)
WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS- 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
It is your responsibility to keep me informed of any failed courses
The Honours program in Biochemistry combines the substantial background given by the Major program with a challenging opportunity to carry out laboratory research projects in the U3 year. These courses provide students with research experience under the supervision of a professor in the Department.
2007 marks one century of Biochemistry taught at McGill. In the year 1907, Dr Robert F. Ruttan was appointed the first Professor of Biochemistry!! This is certainly a reason to celebrate!
This Article is an abridged version entitled "A Sixty-Year Evolution of Biochemistry at McGill University", Scientia Canadensis, V. 27 (2003) pp. 27-84 published by Rose Johnstone, Professor Emeritus, McGill Gilman Cheney Chair in Biochemistry.