MEET THE SOCIETIES
Helen Ma & Ineka Panigrahi
The BioPsych Society is the program society which represents the Honours Biology & Psychology (B.Sc) program here at McMaster. Our mission is to improve each student's experience, both academically and socially, by facilitating community, mentorship, and events. We believe in support and inclusion: both our subject majors and our people are "Better Together." The BioPsych society hosts a number of academic and social events throughout the year, in addition to providing a voice for students in our program. The society accepts new executive members annually, so please stay tuned in September for further information.
BioPsych | Office Hours: Contact us through e-mail or Facebook | PC 206
Department Website: Refer to Biology or PNB.
Careers Night - Speed Networking: This event aims to provide the students in our multidisciplinary program with the opportunity to explore new careers and speak to professionals one-on-one. We welcome professionals from a variety of fields to share their professional advice, and personal experiences regarding the challenges and successes they have faced in their career. Previous guests have included medical students, a neuro-law lawyer, a PhD-MD student, a counselling psychologist, a physiotherapist and more.
Thesis Information Night: An event for those interested in doing a research based project; the BioPsych society presents information on how to apply and find research grants. All this and more will be discussed at our Thesis/QQ Information Session Night.There will be time after the presentation to mingle and talk with fellow upper year classmates who can share their individual experiences.
General Meetings: Several social events held throughout the year that give students in our program the opportunity to meet and mingle over complementary food.
NeuroXChange: NXC is a unique neuroscience and mental health event that's open to undergraduate students across Ontario. This conference is designed to bring together future neuroscientists to network, learn, and present their research to their fellow peers. Students are encouraged to present their research or to register as attendees. Students presenting their research will have the opportunity to win cash prizes as well as a chance to be published in the McMaster Undergraduate Health Sciences Journal, the Meducator. The conference will include a panel of graduate students, professors, and mental health professionals who will provide insight into their careers in research. Last year's abstract book can be found here: https://issuu.com/mcmasterbiopsychsociety/docs/abstract-book_2017