EGS Update: July 2016

Happy Canada Day! Here is a peek at what’s been going on this month!


Thanks to everybody who came out to our first ever Summer BBQ at the Alpine Tower.  Thanks to Oscar & Maedeh for organizing it, and thanks to all of the reps & volunteers who helped out to make it a success. Thankfully the weather stayed fine for the evening! All of the pictures can be found in our gallery.


Have you submitted your abstract yet? The deadline for submission is July 20th.  Register now

The Schedule is almost finalized and the it’s looking good

  • We have some excellent invited speakers for the afternoon sessions some of which include a notable McMaster Engineering assistant professor to discuss paths to academia, speakers from PEO to discuss getting your P.Eng. license and more…
  • We have a career panel stacked with McMaster alumni holding graduate degrees who will be talking about where their graduate degrees have taken them and offering some sage wisdom.
  • We will have breakout professional development sessions for resume critiques, job search strategies and a LinkedIn photobooth.
  • We’ll be ending the day with an afterparty in the MIP atrium sponsored by the Faculty.

Check out all of the details on our conference page and feel free to contact us at if you have any questions!

Research Minutes Video Contest

Do you have a cool story to tell with your research? Submit a one-minute video to the McMaster Research Minutes Video Contest!  $500 cash prize for winning entry in each Faculty! 

  • All entries must be received by Sunday July 31st, 2016, at 5pm. Contest open to grad students or teams that include a grad student participant. Submit your entry using the following form:
  • Have a question about this competition? Email
  • Resources
    • The Lyons New Media Centre, 4th floor of Mills Library. Free resources and consultants.
    • The Quick Guide to videomaking »
    • Videomaking Workshop
      • Date: Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 10 am to 4:30 pm
      • Location: Lyons New Media Centre – 4th Floor Mills Library
      • Register online »

JHE Lobby Construction

Currently the new lobby floor of the atrium addition is being redone due to poor results the first time.  This will likely take about a month, finishing mid to end of July. The JHE Café in the lobby will close from July 1st until September.

Other Events

Keep up to date with all of the events by checking out the EGS Calendar

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