Upcoming event:

The Search Outside Academia

SAM has invited several panelists from many science disciplines to this upcoming event to let you know about their careers outside academia. We had a great turn out last year and everyone learned lots about possible careers, job searching and networking from Faculty of Science alumni. Your $5 ticket includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Please register online to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-search-outside-academia-what-you-can-do-with-your-graduate-degree-tickets-42044066936

SAM and EGS Trivia Night

SAM is co-hosting trivia with the Engineering Graduate Society on January 25th at 7PM at the Phoenix. Grad your lab mates, make a team and let’s challenge engineering for a win! We expect this event will be very busy, so please reserve your table directly with the Phoenix. See poster attached for more details.

SAM Trivia Night

Mark your calendars! SAM is hosting Trivia on September 28th from 7-9 PM at the Phoenix. There will be free snacks/appetizers. More details to come!

Teaching Dossier Workshop

In this interactive workshop, participants learned what teaching portfolios are, how they are structured, and the different ways that they can be used to document and demonstrate teaching effectiveness. Participants were invited to reflect on their own approach teaching and learning and to consider different artifacts that they may include in their own portfolios.

Special thanks to Elliot for making this event possible and making his workshop documents available! Please check our Documents page!

Annual General Meeting

Thanks to everyone for coming out on our annual AGM to vote and run for all of the available positions at SAM! We would like to give a warm welcome to our new SAM members:

  • Michelle Saoi: President
  • Hilary Caldwell: Communication Officer
  • Sara Oikawa: Science FRC
  • Tara Power: Departmental Rep. for Physics & Astronomy
  • Samantha-Jo Caetano: Departmental Rep. for Mathematics & Statistics
  • Tiffany van Lieshout: Departmental Rep. for Kinesiology
  • Lauren Skelly: Departmental Rep. for Kinesiology

Open Access Workshop

Thank you Haley Kragness for presenting and leading an engaging discussion on Open Access and Open Science! McMaster librarian, Olga Perkovic, also joined the discussion and gave us some useful tips and information. If you could not make it to the event and/or want more workshops about Open Access, please e-mail us: sam@mcmaster.ca

Science Alumni Social

Despite the time of the event (Friday night), more than 50 students, faculty and alumni representing a wide range of scientific disciplines attended the social! Thank you everyone who made it to this event and Faculty of Science and School of Graduate Studies for generous funding and support! You can read more about the event in McMaster Daily News. Photos of the event can be viewed here.

Trivia Night

SAM hosted its first Trivia Night September 29. Thanks to everyone who came down to test their science trivia knowledge against each other, enjoyed the free snacks, and had a fun time together.

AGM and Election

Thank you for coming out to the SAM’s first AGM! ABB lounge was almost packed with Science grads! If you could not make it to the meeting, you can find the annual operation report, financial report and updated bylaws in the Our Documents tab. You can also find the list of newly elected SAM executives here. If you have any comments about events, workshops, etc, feel free to contact us by clicking the Contact Us tab!

LaTeX Workshop

Math grad students led a great workshop to learn basics of LaTeX; from installing the system, adding figures, tables, references and more! Great attendance from both Science and Engineering Faculty. You can find all the info from this workshop in the Useful Link tab. We appreciate any feedback & suggestions about the workshop (please send to communication@scientistassociation.com).

Science Network Social Featuring Entrepreneurs

Short presentation and Q&A with some of McMaster Science’s Entreprenurial Alumni, followed by a dinner at the Phoenix.

Past Event - 2015 Fall
McMaster Science Alumni @ Phoenix!

Meet McMaster Science Alumni and get tips and tricks to get a job that lets you apply your research exeperience!

Free appetizers will be provided at the Phoenix!

Richard Lee- Solutions Manager, Business Manager: Advanced Chemistry Development Inc. (ACD/Labs)

Would you like to know how Richard got his position at this global software company for chemistry/pharmaceutical R&D software company?

Ryan Gaenett- Manager of Geospacial Data Integration and Access, City of Toronto.

Science and City of Toronto go together like the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. Learn what it takes to land a job as a city manager from a data scientist.

Past Event - 2015 Summer
Lab Coat Social @ 1280!

Free food & Free lab coat for decoration! Show your science pride by decorating a lab coat. If you have one, you can bring your own lab coat. We have 10 lab coats for you. First come, first serve so arrive early! Sign up as a team of maximum 5 people and win a prize!

More photos from this event: https://www.flickr.com/gp/135498632@N06/5NNY8c

Past Event - 2015 Winter
Science Grad Social @ the Phoenix Bar & Grill

Fun night at the Phoenix with Science Trivia (trivia questions submitted from each department) and Bingo to get to know each other across disciplines. Dean (Dr.Baker) and associate dean (Dr. Welch) joined us for this social.

Past Event - 2014 Autumn
Science Grad Social @ 1280 Pub

More than 80 science grad students had a good time by playing a socializing game, making new friends in different departments over free food and drinks

Photos of past events

Public Album -- Our Wonderful Events