You are all part of BtGSS in one way or another. Think of us as a small family that constantly help each other out. It's 100% free as we don't charge any fees to keep the society going. It is the responsibility of the incoming Biotechnology graduate students to continue to grow this society and allow it to evolve.
What we do? BtGSS represents biotechnology graduate students within McGill and externally. The goal of BtGSS is to make the #gradlife of biotech students a memorable experience. For this, we also organize a number of social and networking events including the orientation for the biotechnology graduate students. Additionally, we also organize a privately-funded annual conference called "BioConnect Symposium" which facilitates networking among students and professionals from diverse professional backgrounds to discuss the current development and future direction of cutting-edge research in domains related to biotechnology. For more information on other duties of BtGSS Committee, please contact us.
Never hesitate to ask us or any of your classmates a question. The Biotech graduate program here at McGill is incredibly unique and the people that have the information you need are usually the students! That's what makes this initiative so great.
Aksha is your 2018 Biotechnology cohort representative! If you ever have an idea on how to make the program better or have a concern about how it's currently run, make sure to give her a shout and they'll be happy to bring it up at the next committee meeting. She is also the acting MCGSS rep from BtGSS and is able to bring up any of your graduate school life concerns at the executive meetings.
The BtGSS Team 2017-18
Aksha Kadri is the BtGSS President for 2017-18. She is also the 2018 Biotechnology cohort representative to MCGSS for 2017-2018. Her duties also include organizing the BioConnect symposium with the BtGSS team. Please feel free to contact Aksha in case of questions or concerns and with exciting ideas on how to improve BtGSS!
.Kaleela Kadir is the BtGSS Vice President Finance for 2017-18. Her primary duties include managing the annual budget, as well as oversee all financial activities of the BtGSS.
VP Society Outreach
Amandeep Dhillon is the BtGSS Vice President Society Outreach for 2017-18. Her role centralizes around professional development of students and community outreach by acting as the liaison between BtGSS and external partners.
VP Student Life
Iqbal Sandhu is the BtGSS Vice president Student Life for 2017-18. Her job is to organize social and networking events for biotechnology students with the help of BtGSS team. Please feel free to contact her if you have cool ideas about throwing an event or how to improve them.
VP Internal Affairs
Apinder Kaur is the BtGSS Vice President Internal Affairs for 2017-2018. She ensures that BtGSS is aligned with its goals by facilitating internal communication. Please feel free to contact her.
We would like to thank the team 2015-2016 for creating the McGill Biotechnology Graduate Student Society in 2015!