News Archive: 2012

13 December 2012
Department Holiday Party

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 5:30-8:30pm
Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Avenue West

Come kick off the holiday season by joining us for a potluck dinner with live music and entertainment for all ages. We look forward to seeing you!

29 November 2012
Film Screening: Snow

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 4:30pm
Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Room 25

Join us for a discussion and screening of the short film Snow, "a short live action film based on the true story of Dr. John Snow, the father of epidemiology." Small donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the screening.

20 November 2012
Seminar: How to choose a supervisor

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 4:30pm
Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Room 25

Speakers: Dr. Christina Wolfson (faculty), Jeremy Labrecque (PhD candidate)

Choosing a supervisor is a difficult and important part of grad school. Do you have a supervisor yet? No?! Having difficulty deciding? Not sure what you should be looking for in supervisor? Come get advice to help you make the right choice! Stay for the refreshments!

12 November 2012:
Next EBOSS 5 à 7

Please join us for the next EBOSS 5 à 7 (happy hour) at Thomson House on Monday, November 12 at 5:00pm, right after the Epidemiology seminar. Come get to know your classmates over a drink or two!

Deadline extended:
Fall Clothing Sale

The deadline to order customized EBOH clothing has been extended to Friday, September 28, 2012.

Ends 21 September 2012:
Fall Clothing Sale

We are having our fall clothing sale right now! The electronic catalogue can be downloaded here. Sample items are located in the Student Affairs Office at Purvis Hall. Orders should be placed online here. The deadline is September 21st.

5 September 2012:
Meet the New Chair

EBOSS is hosting an informal get together for students to have the opportunity to get to know the new chair, Dr. Gilles Paradis, from 12:30 to 1:30PM in Room 25 of Purvis Hall. Bring your lunch as well as any questions, comments, and suggestions you may have. See you then!

6 March 2012:
Lunch with Chair Candidate Dr. Gilles Paradis

EBOSS is organizing a lunch with the next Chair Candidate, Dr. Gilles Paradis. Just to remind you, we asked the Chair Selection Committee if the students could have an opportunity to meet with each candidate in a "town hall meeting" format to ask any questions we might have for the candidate. We have compiled a list of questions based on your responses to the survey we conducted last semester, but students are also free to ask any questions that may come up at the time of the meeting.

On Tuesday, March 6, Dr. Paradis will be delivering a seminar for the department from 11:00-12:00 pm in Purvis Room 25. Then, from 12:00-1:00, he will meet with students in Purvis Room 24 for a pizza lunch. Please RSVP to if you want to take part in the pizza lunch.

6 February 2012:
Call for Abstracts: 8th annual EBOH Student Research Day 2012

We are happy to announce that the McGill Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society (EBOSS) will once again be hosting the EBOH Student Research Day, a departmental conference where Master's and PhD students as well as junior research assistants of EBOH faculty members get to share their ongoing research through short poster or oral presentations. The event will be held on Friday April 27th at Purvis Hall.

We invite all interested students to complete the attached abstract submission form by March 2nd 4PM and send to A judging panel will be awarding prizes for oral and poster presentations.

30 January 2012:
EBOH New Year's Party

After the Epidemiology Seminar, there will be a New Year's Party at Purvis Hall. We hope to see you there! Please encourage your supervisors to attend as well! Please RSVP at and let us know what you intend to bring!

We look forward to seeing you there!

10 January 2012:
Town Hall Meeting - Meet the Candidates

EBOSS is working with the Chair Selection Committee to let students meet with each candidate. On January 10th between 1:00PM and 2:00PM, we will be hosting a "town hall meeting" - an opportunity for students to come and ask questions to the first candidate, Lawrence Moulton, from Johns Hopkins University - and a pizza lunch.

Please RSVP to by Monday night so that we know how much pizza to order. We hope that you will join us!

9 January 2012:
EBOSS Welcome Back 5 à 7

Happy New Year! We hope you had (or are having) a relaxing and refreshing winter break. EBOSS would like to welcome everyone back to a new semester and a new year with a 5 à 7 at Thomson House following the first Epidemiology Seminar of the term, next Monday, January 9. Snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!