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Gingerbread House Contest

Gingerbread House Contest

Calling all Gingerbread Architects and Candy-House Designers! Does your group want a chance to redeem itself after the Pumpkin Carving Contest? Do you have a passion for icing and molasses-based cookies? Reserve a gingerbread decorating kit with either Donny (dmmayder@chem.ubc.ca) or Henry (henryw@chem.ubc.ca) before Dec 1st. Again, the winner will get bragging rights for a […]

Icicle Raffle

Icicle Raffle

Would you like to create your own super cool blown-glass ornament? Join the Icicle Raffle for your chance! Price: $2 for one ticket, $5 for three tickets On Sale: Until Thursday November 30th 2017. Where to buy: Grad Lounge (CHEM D211), 3 pm at coffee time or send an email to the social coordinators, Jenn and […]

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling!

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling!

The CGSS Presents: Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Icebreaker! When: Friday November 24th 2017, 7:00PM – 8:30PM Where: Grandview Lanes, 2195 Commercial Drive Cost: $5.00 There will be PIZZA and good vibes! Everyone is welcome… but there’s a catch – you have to bring at least one first-year graduate student with you! If you’re a first-year graduate student, just […]

International Food Night!

International Food Night!

VOLUNTEER CHEFS NEEDED! The CGSS will be hosting its annual International Food Night! This is a multicultural event where you can try food from different countries and bond with people from various backgrounds. The event is FREE entry for all chemistry graduate students! For those going to IDG on Wednesday, come by and fill your […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest: Photos and Results

Pumpkin Carving Contest: Photos and Results

The results are in! The pum-KING has been declared! It’s the Berlinguette Group with their ghoulish depiction of a literal pumpkin carving! Runners up are almost just as ghastly, but there can only be one true king. They are: The Withers Group with their Pumpkin Sacrifice The Kazhakkedathu Group and their Pumping Heart The other […]

Cupcakes baked for Mol Day: October 23rd 2017

Mol. Day Results

Thank you to all who came and participated in Mol. day 2017! Together we raised $157.35 which will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Canadian Mental Health Association. A big thanks to Lily, Daniel, Phil, Julie, Jenn, Henry, Mo, Maria, and GreenChem UBC for volunteering to bake all those delicious cupcakes!

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Stressbusters

Research or classes getting your down? TAing obligations hindering your social life? Just want an excuse to dress up and party with your fellow chemists on Halloween? Come join us for our biggest buster of stress all year. Bring your best costume, enjoy food and drinks (non-alcoholic available) and get ready to have a good time. […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Calling all pumpkin-carving-connoisseurs! This October is shaping up to be a spooky one for us in the CGSS. Join us during coffee time on Thursday the 26th and show off your group’s artistic side. Please email Jennifer (jyuan@chem.ubc.ca) or Julie (juliemcn@chem.ubc.ca) to reserve for your group’s pumpkin by October 21. When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 during Coffee time, […]

Mol. Day!

Mol. Day!

What’s better than delicious home baked cupcakes? How about chemistry themed cupcakes! Please join us in commemorating Avogadro’s Number  on October 23rd with some periodic table cupcakes; it’s the first charity fundraiser event of the new CGSS council. We don’t have 6.02 x 1023 cupcakes, but we do sure have a whole lot. Get there […]

Stressbusters!

Stressbusters!

Somehow it is September already… Another year, another CGSS Welcome Stressbusters to welcome all the new graduate students in our Department. For those of you that are new to the Department, we usually have 4 Stressbuster events each year. The Graduates get together to eat some food, drink some drinks (non-alcoholic are free!), and hang […]