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

The 10,000 PhDs Project

2 February 2018|0 Comments

The 10,000 PhDs Project, an initiative of the School of Graduate Studies, used internet searches to determine the current (2016) […]

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The second annual Biochemistry Departmental Retreat at the Kempenfelt Centre

31 August 2017|0 Comments

The second annual Biochemistry Departmental Retreat was held at the Kempenfelt Centre on August 30-31st, 2017. The retreat not only […]