EBOH Orientation 2017

Beginning on August 28, the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine welcomed the new MScPH students for a week of orientation activities. It began with a meet and greet in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, where the energy was high as students talked about everything from faux meat to their future career goals and passions. Join us on Facebook to see more photos and coverage.

On August 31, groups of students were out in the field aka Montreal to assess infrastructure under the themes of heat, noise, healthy eating and transport. “I’ve just been absorbing the vibe of the city. I love that the campus is so much a part of it,” said Maaz from Calgary.


Adam from Montreal. Photo: Kim Nightingale
“The Orientation was very useful. I feel so welcome. I did my undergraduate in New Brunswick in Biology and Biochemistry.”





Pablo from Argentina. Photo: Kim Nightingale
“I have 3 master degrees – the biostatistics one is from McGill. I was hesitant about starting a PhD but my approach is to learn by doing, meaning I am excited about the challenge and will develop more inspiration as I grow on my path.”


Friday, the final day that included the whole cohert, concluded with welcome remarks from the EBOH Chair, Dr. Gilles Paradis as well as the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Robert Platt, among others. Student Services, Communications, Research Administration as well as the Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Student Society (EBOSS) gave presentations. A delicious lunch at Purvis Hall concluded the week.

“I can’t believe how the group already feels like a community. I was quite nervous and apprehensive about meeting everyone even though I’m from here. I’m comfortable now,” said Sara from Montreal.


Froshes are multi-day events run by students that bring new students together in a social environment. They are an excellent way to get to know the city and the social scene at McGill. You can register for your Faculty Frosh or for any of the Non-Faculty Froshes.

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