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PUMP Event #1

Calling all mentors and mentees,
PUMPs first event of the year will be held on Wednesday September 30th 2015.
Snacks, pizza and board games await, as you meet your new pharm phriends!

Stay tuned for more information :)


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Previous PILS Events

Here are the past events hosted by PILS for the 2015/2016 academic year:

Fantasy Favorites APT CRAWL

September 24th is APARTMENT CRAWL!

Our fantasy theme means we’ve got all of you covered whether you grew up with Harry Potter, love The Hunger Games, or just can’t wait for Game of Thrones to start up again (why do we have to wait until 2016 anyway??).

Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and get ready to have a blast. Food and drinks will be provided, and tickets are 10$ at the PILS office. We’re in McMed room 506A from 10-3 all school days.

**No celebrities (or fictional characters) will be present, but if there was ever a time to bust out that Harry Potter costume…

Pharmacology Research Bridge Event

Interested in research? Check this out!

PILS is hosting a Pharmacology Research Bridge Event!

Who: Pharmacology undergraduate and graduate students

When: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 5:30pm

Where: Thomson House Basement

What: A chance for you to possibly get involved in research! We’ll be setting up “speed dating” tables for the pharmacology undergraduate students to meet grad students who will be representing the labs they work in. You’ll go from table to table, meeting grad students from 9 different labs. At each table, 5 undergraduate students will have a group discussion about the lab’s research with the grad student representative. This is your chance to shine! Ask the grad students questions, demonstrate what you would bring to the lab, and show them why you would be a good fit! After you’ve met the 9 representatives, you will have a chance to rank your top 5 labs. The grad students will also be ranking their top 5 students of interest. If there’s a match, the grad students will help facilitate communication between you and the professor in the lab. The grad students are being incredibly kind by acting as the “middle man” in the research process, so bring your A game!

How: There is a limit of 45 spots, so sign up now if you’re interested! If you sign up and do not show, you are jeopardizing your chances of ever being considered for a pharmacology research position. It’s first come first serve! Sign up using the following form:

What can I do next: Research the different labs involved in order to really impress the grad students at the “speed dating” tables with all your knowledge about the labs!

Why: This is a low-pressure event to help get the undergraduate students involved in research! And no profs will be there. Literally so chill. Also ~beverages and nachos~!!!!

Special thanks to Rory Sleno and Shahriar Khan for organizing this event!!

**DISCLAIMER** This event does NOT guarantee you a position in a lab.


Pharm Phrosh 2015

U1 PHARMIES: it’s time for PHARM PHROSH!

PILS is having an event just for U1s – on September 9th, come meet us BDP for an awesome night of beverage pong, followed by laser tag, and lots (we really mean lots) of food. Start the year off with some fun and get to know your future pharmacology family :)

For more details and to sign up, just click here – spots are limited.

Facebook Event: Click Here


Here is a recap of all the fun events PILS hosted for the 2014-2015 academic year.
We hope you had a blast!

Finals Study Session: PHAR 301 & 303

Hey pharm friends! PHAR 301 and 303 study sessions for the final exam is happening back to back from 2pm-6pm on Friday, April 17th.

The four-hour crash course will be hosted by three wonderful U3 students who have taken the course last year (Rohit, Hessey, and Michael).

Let’s kill this!

Date & Time: Friday, April 17th @ 2-6pm
Location: McMed Rm 208/209

PHAR 301: 2-4pm
PHAR 303: 4-6pm

Facebook event: Click here

PURE – Pharmacology Undergraduate Research Expo

The Pharmacology department cordially invites you to the third annual Pharmacology Undergraduate Research Expo (PURE) 2015. PURE will be held on Friday, April 10th in the McIntyre Medical Building, Martin Amphitheatre, room 504 and 6th floor lobby.Important: If you wish to attend PURE, you must register online – even if you are not presenting.
  • Registration submission (everyone attending): Click Here
  • Abstract submission (PHAR 599/598 students only): Click Here

The deadline for Registration and Abstract submission is Monday, March 9th 2015 at 12:00pm (noon).

Facebook Event: Click here

PURE Poster Contest

Love graphic design and Timmies coffee? Why not enter the PURE Poster Contest! The winning submission will be used to promote the event.

Contest Prizes:

  • Winner: $30 Tim Horton’s Gift Card
  • 2 Runner-ups: $15 Tim Horton’s Gift Card Each

Deadline: March 10th, 2014 at 12:00pm (noon).

Note: Posters will be printed on letter-size paper (8.5 by 11 inches) so please format accordingly!

Please send contest submissions to

Pharmacology Gala

Come join the Department of Pharmacology’s first ever Pharmacology Gala! The event on April 9th will feature cocktails, a three-course meal with wine, and lots of fun and games with students and professors!Please click here to sign up and PAY AT THE PILS OFFICE.Filling out the form DOES NOT guarantee a spot at the gala. You must pay at the PILS office! There are a limited amount of tickets at the early-bird price of $30! So get your tickets as soon as possible!Dress code: Semi-Formal

Facebook event: Click here

Talent Night – Pharm x Phgy

PILS and PULS are hosting a talent night! The event is going down at Cafe Campus on March 24th! Typical Cafe Campus Tuesday night drink deals going on too #blessed. Bring yo friends and yo friends’ friends for a night of music, interpretive dance, spoken word, fire juggling (maybe) and other forms of entertainment.

If you are interested in performing, fill out the form below!

Doors will open at 7:30pm and the event will start at 8:00pm. It’s only $5 (WHADDA STEAL) if you buy tickets before the show! Come by either the PILS or PULS office and we’ll add your name to a fancy guest list and everything. Tickets at the door will be $10 and they are limited, so come early to make you sure get one! ;)

Cannot wait to see all of your lovely talents!

Facebook event: Click here

Wine and Cheese – Winter 2015

The Pharmacology Integrative League of Students (PILS) invites you to attend our Wine and Cheese event of Winter 2015 held on Monday, March 23rd at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Bellini Atrium.

Take this opportunity to learn more about the exciting research going on in Pharmacology department and get to know the professors outside the classroom (as well as stuff your face with delicious wine, cheese, and other foods).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Facebook Event: Click here

PILS Elections – Meet & Greet

Whether or not you plan to run for a position, come by Gerts this Wednesday for yet another chance to meet and socialize with some of your pharm peers!

If you are running for a position, this is a great opportunity to gather signatures and talk to your peers about your platform.

Hope to see you all there!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the PILS Elections please contact the Chief Electoral Officer Sarah Margareta Ibrahim (

Facebook Event: Click here

Trivia Night – Saint Patty’s Day Edition

Last pharm Trivia Night of the year – so you better be there or be square! We also know there is a chance of your celebrating St. Patty’s day making this evening kind of hilarious. ;)

Who can turn down trivia + nachos + sangria + beer + other beverages + frees ALL FOR FREE? No one, that’s who. Details are as follows:

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 7pm
Location: Thomson House (3650 McTavish Street)

Facebook Event: Click here

Meet the PILS Executive

Hi Pharmies!

PILS is hosting a “Meet the PILS exec” event on MONDAY (March 16th) for you to get to know this years exec, ask questions about their positions if you’re interested in participating for the 2015-2016 year as a council executive/committee member, or just want to stop by and say hi.

Also, FREE PIZZA… (dinner & friends? totally worth the walk to McMed) Hoping to see a lot of you there!

PS. this is also just another great way to meet more people in your department :)

Location: McMed room 210/11
Date & Time: Monday, March 16th @ 5-8pm

Facebook Event: Click Here

Pharmacology Apartment Crawl: HOLIDAYS


We know you’ve missed your phellow pharmies, so come hang out and crawl all over apartments this PHRIDAY

We’re going with a ~holiday theme~ so get ready to be thrown back/forward to Christmas/Hanukkah/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Valentines/Easter.

Tickets are $10 at the PILS office (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm @ McMed Rm 506A). As always, drinks + food will be provided. Come dressed to impress!

There are a limited number of tickets available, so get em quick.

Hugz n drugz,

Facebook event: Click here

Midterm Study Sessions: PHAR 301 & 303

Need some extra help with PHAR 301 or PHAR 303? Come out to our study sessions! Both sessions will be hosted by U3 Pharmacology students who have taken the courses last year.

PHAR 301 Tutorial:
Date & Time: Wed, Feb. 11th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: McMed 210/211

PHAR 303 Tutorial:
Date & Time: Wed, Feb 18th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: McMed 210/211

Facebook Event: Click here

PILS Ski Trip 2015

PILS invites all Pharmacology students (you!) to a three-day ski trip taking place January 16th-18th! Get pumped for an entire weekend of skiing/snowboarding, hot cocoa, adventure, sleepovers, and ultimate fun with your fav Pharm friends! :)ONLY 32 SPOTS TOTAL! Pharmacology students ONLY!Package includes:

  • Round trip Coach bus transportation
  • Two-night stay at Mont Ste-Anne
  • 16-person chalets with kitchens
  • 1 day Ski Pass
  • Day trip to Quebec City


  • $120 without rentals ($110 early bird – before Dec 1)
  • $150 with rentals ($140 early bird – before Dec 1)

To purchase your ticket, please pay in cash or cheque (addressed to Pharmacology Integrative League of Students) at the PILS office (McMed, rm 506A) during our office hours (Monday thru Friday, 10am-3pm).

Sign up form: Click Here (Feel free to fill it out in advance or at the PILS office upon purchase!)

For more information and to RSVP, please visit our Facebook event!

Pharmacology Career Day

Pharmacology Career Day enlightens students in Pharmacology to the variety of diverse and exciting professional paths available to them upon graduation.The event consists of a speaker panel followed by a wine and cheese.This year’s speakers hail from a wide range of backgrounds in industry, government, and academia. Students will have the opportunity to learn about each speaker’s career and pose questions.At the wine and cheese, advisors from CaPs and the Pharmacology graduate program will be present to discuss their respective programs.Date & Time: January 19th, 2015 (3:30-5:30 PM)

Location: McIntyre Medical Building

  • Speaker panel – Martin Amphitheater (Rm 504)
  • Wine and cheese – 6th floor atrium

Facebook Event: Click Here

Best Career Day Poster Competition

This year, we want you to design the poster for Pharmacology Career Day! The winning submission will be used to promote the event.

The aim of the poster is to engage the interest of Pharmacology students, incorporate all the different career opportunities in Pharmacology, and be visual and fun! Prizes will be awarded to the winner and two runner ups.


  • Winner: $30 Second Cup Gift Card
  • 2 Runner-ups: $15 Second Cup Gift Card Each

Deadline: Friday, December 5th, 2014

Note: Posters will be printed on letter-size paper (8.5 by 11 inches) so please format accordingly!

Please send contest submissions to

Trampoline World (ft. BUGS)

PILS and BUGS are coming together to bring all the Pharmies and Biochemmies a night of bouncing, jumping, and all-round trampoline fun at iSaute! With midterm season behind you, there is no reason to not let loose and bounce da stress away!

Tickets can be purchased at the PILS office (McMed 506A) Monday-Friday 10am-3pm. They are $10 for pharm or biochem students and $15 for friends!

Meet at Roddick Gates at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 13th. We will be busing there together. SEE YOU THERE!

Facebook Event: Click Here

Wine and Cheese – Fall 2014

The Pharmacology Integrative League of Students (PILS) invites you to attend our Wine & Cheese event of the year, held Tuesday, November 11th at 5:00pm in the Bellini Atrium.

Take this wonderful opportunity to learn more about the exciting research going on in Pharmacology department and get to know the professors outside the classroom.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP on our Facebook event

SUS Science Games

Interested in competing in the SUS Science Games? Pharmacology x Microbio/Immunology are forming a joint team!

The SUS Science Games (Jan 22-24) is a competition between science departments at McGill including but not limited to beer Olympics, a mini Science fair, power hour, and scavenger hunt.

Cost is 75$ and includes all alcohol expenses for 3 days, a T-shirt, and lab coat. If you are interested, please contact Roman Radetskyy at asap to sign up!

Kaplan Prep Course Auction

PILS is holding a Kaplan Prep Course Auction! Starting bid at ONLY $850 for a course that’s worth $1999.

The auction can be redeemed for prep courses in MCAT, DAT, PCAT, LSAT, GRE etc.!!!

The auction is open to EVERYONE! Post your bid on the wall. Think Early and ACT NOW!!!

Starting Bid: $850 Increment: $50

Bidding ends on November 11th, 10pm.

Last standing bid for 5 min wins the auction!

Facebook Event

Trivia Night – Fall 2014

Come on out this Monday and put your trivia knowledge to the ultimate test! Think you know sports? Disney? History? Music? Come and show us! Eternal glory will be awarded to the winners.

We’ll be serving up drinks and nachos as well. And best of all…it’s FREE!

Event Date: Monday November 3rd, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Thompson House (3650 Rue McTavish)
Facebook Event: Click Here

PUMP-kin Carving Event

PILS is hosting a PUMP-kin carving event! Come carve a pumpkin with your mentor/mentee and win some cool prizes. All pharmacology students are welcome to attend! You’re encouraged to dress up!

Event Date: October 30th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: McMed 208/209
There will be PUMP-kins, carving kits, snacks and drinks!

Please RSVP so we know how many pumpkins to get! :)

Facebook Event

TIME WARP Apartment Crawl

We’re bringing back the 2000’s, 90’s, and the 80’s on Friday, October 24th at the Pharmacology Apartment Crawl! Come dressed to any of the three decades and get ready to have a blast to the classics.

Drinks and food will be provided. Tickets are $10 and can be be purchased at the PILS Office (Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, McMed room 506A).

Facebook Event

PUMP Event – Pizza & Board games

To everyone who signed up for PUMP, congratulations on receiving your mentor/mentee pairings! :)

Now for mentors and mentees to actually get to know each other, we are hosting a PUMP event on Tuesday, September 23rd from 5:45 – 8:00pm at McMed in room 210 and 211. Mark it down on your schedules! There will be pizza, board games, and cool people!

If you have any questions, please contact our VP Academic, Vivian Ku at


Are you entering your first year (U1) in Pharmacology? We’re hosting a Phrosh Night just for you! For $10, you get a wild night of laser tag, food, and beverage (of your choice) pong. Plus you get to meet some pretty cool people in your program. Hurry up because spots are filling up fast!

Pharmacology Integrative League of Students

Formed shortly after the approval of the Pharmacology Major Program in September 2009, PILS represents undergraduate students in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University.
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