Welcome to the Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club of the University of Waterloo, Winter 2017 term. Bioinformatics is a program here at the University that encompasses courses in math, biology, computer science, chemistry and, of course, bioinformatics. It also offers a great co-op program where students have a chance to learn bioinformatics hands-on at many different labs.
As the program is one of the smaller programs at Waterloo, one of our main goals is try to connect students of the bioinformatics program as well as students from related programs and faculties. Some of the popular events BIC holds are professor talks and trips to Toronto for lab tours. This year, we’re looking to start up a seminar series where we’ll have our very own club members give talks about work they’ve done during their work terms and summers. We also hold social events like Board Game Nights and Science Movie Nights (some of our favourites are X-Men and The Island). We’re always looking for new members, so please don’t hesitate and come check our club out!