Welcome to BGSU

The Biochemistry Graduate Student Union (BGSU) represents the interests of the 120+ students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Biochemistry, notably to the administration of the Department and to the University of Toronto’s Graduate Student Union (UTGSU). It also aims to create links between students working in different research locations, be it on campus or in one of the several cutting-edge institutes affiliated with hospitals. Any biochemistry graduate student, no matter their year of sudy, can participate in the monthly meetings and run for a position on the executive council.

A wide variety of events are organised by the BGSU throughout the year, ranging from academic lectures to social gatherings. Of note are the annual Benjamin Schachter Memorial Lecture, where previous graduates from the Department are invited by the students to talk about their paths to their current occupations, as well as the Holiday Party which is an occasion for faculty, postdocs, and students to mingle around a few drinks in the jovial December mood. The BGSU also sets up lunches between students and guest speakers for students to get a perspective on how research is conducted in a different setting, and organises regular wine and cheese events.

For more information, send us an email at yourbgsu@gmail.com.

Graduate News

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Biochemistry Seminars are Online

26 March 2020|0 Comments

Yesterday the Department had its first ever online student seminar. Nick Ostan from the Moraes lab presented his work on […]

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Biochemistry Department Retreat 2019

7 September 2019|0 Comments

The 2019 Biochemistry Retreat was a huge success. Members of the department spent September 4th to the 6th up at […]