Students in our lab are supported in their professional development through a wide range of courses at McGill, regular feedback meetings, frequent opportunities to travel and present research at conferences, and attend exchanges and workshops. We also have a strong social culture within the lab, department and student societies. Our lab holds weekly Journal Clubs, organizes frequent dinners, has intramural sports teams, and has annual Christmas Parties and legendary Summer Retreats.
The Biomedical Engineering Student Society (BMESS) at McGill hosts department-wide events and outings such as annual BBQs, skiing, apple picking and roadtrips. The Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS) at McGill holds regular networking, Study Saturdays, coffee- or scotch-tasting, trivia, speed dating and holiday parties in addition to discounted tickets to events and shows in Montreal (Go Habs!). There are also free, optional SkillSets workshops to help students build soft/hard skills, and manage a balanced life outside of research.