November Activities

By Ann Trinh


Mark your calendars! With the first round of midterms coming to a close (mind you, the second round is just around the corner), you might want to either pass out on bed or you might want to experience some weekend long hackathons, speed mentoring, workshops, and so much more. Just because everything’s online, that does not mean this month is short on some fun activities. Here’s what you can look forward to in November: 


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters

November 3

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

RSVP through myFuture

Get some tips and advice on your CVs and cover letters to help them stand out.


Cloud Gaming Fundamentals with Google Stadia

November 3

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

If you have an interest in cloud gaming or want to learn more then register to attend the presentation with Google Stadia! Find more information on their Facebook event. You will also need a google account as the platform used will be Google Meet.


Civil & NO Sandwiches

November 3

11:00 AM EST

Join Professor Daniele Malomo, who specializes  in structural and earthquake engineering, for an informal presentation on his research. For more information and a detailed biography, head on over to the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Society (CEUS) Facebook page.


BUSS x BioDesign Virtual Lab Tour

November 4 

6:00 PM – 7:30 EST

Bummed out that you can’t explore campus and see the Bioengineering labs? Well BUSS and BioDesign will be hosting a virtual lab tour where you’ll get the chance to see the labs of Dr. David Juncker and Professor Dan Nicolau. You will also be able to ask questions to the representatives of the labs! Check out the BUSS Facebook event page for more information.


MBEC x MAME Alumni Industry Panel

November 4

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

A great opportunity to hear some alumni experiences fromMcGill mechanical engineers in the biomedical engineering industry. Panelists include Amanda Colella-Centazzo, Senior R&D Engineer at Baylis Medical Company and Albert Mouawed, Customer Relations Manager at THORASYS Thoracic Medical Systems Inc. Take a look at either the MAME or MBEC Facebook events for more information or to sign up.


POWE x Bell Presents: Speed Mentoring

November 4

6:00 PM – 7:45 PM EST

Hosted by POWE McGill

Looking to network, gain advice or simply want to chat with a femine-identifying gender minority working in STEM? Register to POWE’s annual Speed Mentoring virtually on ZOOM by November 2nd. Missed the deadline? No worries, you can look forward to POWE’s Speed Networking event in January!


Rewrite Your Narrative

Tentatively November 4

Did you enjoy the past installments of the Rewrite Your Narrative Series? Well another is coming your way! This month, representatives from American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Indigenous Inclusion Committee (IIC) will continue the ongoing discussion on social issues in STEM in an open and inclusive environment.


Pre-Startup Skills Workshop #5: Customer Discovery

November 4

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

As part of McGill ENGINE’s Learn @ Lunch workshop series get ready for a crash course on the customer discovery process and hone your entrepreneurial skills!


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL)

November 5

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

RSVP through myFuture


WebDev III: Modern Development with React

November 5 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

As a continuation of McHack’s WebDev workshop series, learn the ins and outs of React, a JavaScript library to help build UI components.


MIAE Case Competition: Agri-drones

November 5 9:00 AM – November 9 5:00 PM

Up for a challenge where you get to research, collaborate with fellow McGillians and develop innovative solutions? Sign up on the MIAE website for this Fall’s case competition and get an opportunity to also meet advisors and judges from Pratt & Whitney, Bell Helicopter and Deloitte.


Civil and Sangria: At Home Edition

November 6

8:00 PM EST

Join CEUS on discord for some games, nice virtual bonding time and a Sangria Contest! Think you have the best looking drink? Send your pictures on their discord and win a prize! More information on the CEUS Facebook page.


Physics Mcgill Hackathon

November 7-8

A 24-hour hackathon, with fun-filled mini coding challenges and a chance to learn from experts in both academia and industry, is coming your way on November 7-8. Work with other fellow hackers on your weekend project that incorporates both physical science and computing. Don’t wait too long, you have until November 4th to register on their website!


How U(0/1) Doing?

November 8 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Feeling some social interaction withdrawal after many many hours of studying? The EUS Junior Council has you covered with their upcoming speed friending event! Meet some fellow first years and enjoy an hour of some casual chatting and games.


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Coffee with Career Advisors (Academic CVs)

November 9

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

RSVP through myFuture


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Crash Course in Networking

November 10

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

RSVP through myFuture

With all these networking events coming up, learn how to effectively make connections through an online format with tips and tricks on how to communicate to those on the other side of the screen.


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Crash Course in Networking II: Professional Communication in Networking

November 12

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

RSVP through myFuture

A more in-depth course on how to effectively network and what to do once you’ve gotten those important connections.


Pre-Startup Skills Workshop #1: Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 101

November 11

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Hosted by McGill Engine

A crash course to learn about technological innovation and entrepreneurship, along with several tactics important to getting that startup going.


Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Conference 2020

November 14 1:00 PM EST – November 15 8:30 PM EST

To those in bioengineering with some burning questions about the industry and wondering what a career in bioengineering looks like, how about attending the Canadian Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Conference (CUBEC) 2020? A packed two-day event filled with keynote speakers, industry panels, a workshop and more! Check out the BUSS (Bioengineering Undergraduate Student’s Society) facebook post to find their RSVP form.



November 13-15

First-time hacker or a returnee wanting to relive the thrill of a weekend of coding but this time on a virtual platform? Well ECESS’s annual hackathon is coming this month. If you are looking for a challenge, want to make new friends, meet mentors or work on an amazing new project then head to their website to register! 


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Crash Course in Linkedin I: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started

November 16

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

RSVP through myFuture

Not sure what Linkedin is or how to get your profile started? Come on over and learn how to create your professional profile, get some tips on the dos and don’ts and learn how to expand your network using this handy tool.


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Crash Course in Linkedin II: Tutorial Session on Networking and Career Exploration

November 17

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Now that you got your professional profile up and running, learn about what to do next. Learn to make the most of your account to not only expand your network but also to research career paths and find out more about different companies.


Pre-Startup Skills Workshop #2: Design Thinking Methodology

November 18

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Hosted by McGill Engine

What to find ways to promote innovation? Learn about the Design Thinking Methodology at this crash course.


Entrepreneurship-in-Action Speaker Series with Colin Gallacher

November 18

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Hosted by McGill Engine

Co-founder of Haply Robotics, Colin Gallacher will be speaking about his experience when he started his company. If you have some burning questions about how to be an entrepreneur, here’s a great opprotunity!


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

November 19

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

RSVP through myFuture

Managing your time and energy while working/studying from home. It’s hard to stay motivated to study when your bed is only 2 meters away from you. Learn how to use your time wisely with this workshop.


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Crash Course in Interviewing

November 20

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

RSVP through myFuture

Nervous about interviews? Get prepared with this crash course on what to expect during your interview and tips on how to make that lasting impression.


CaPS Job Search Boot Camp: Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic)

November 24

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

RSVP through myFuture


Pre-Startup Skills Workshop #3: Market Research and Analysis of Competition

November 25

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Hosted by McGill Engine

Learn how to do market research along with what resources are available to you to get started.