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About the
Student Society

The Goodman Cancer Student Society (GCSS) is a student-led association created in January 2014 as a way for trainees to voice their ideas and help organize a variety of events in conjunction with the Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Research Institute (GCI). Our initiatives revolve around four main branches: social (holiday-themed and health and wellness-oriented events), outreach (Recruitment Day, Young Women in Bio, collaborations with Montreal RIOT and other student societies), fundraising (Défi Canderel and Terry Fox Foundation) and academic career development (Research Day, Spotlight and GCI Seminar Series).

Your role
when joining
the Student

Responsibilities of GCSS members include joining in GCI fundraising efforts and representing the interests of its students and postdoctoral fellows. Moreover, the student society was given the opportunity to invite international speakers to come share their work with the Institute. On a local scale, weekly presentations featuring the scientific success stories are organized at the Centre through the Spotlight series.

The GCSS consists of five main positions with regularly recurring responsibilities, each filled by a pair of trainees. Members-at-large can attend GCSS meetings, which occur monthly, and assist in events in general. Our members also organize events on behalf of the GCSS, such as fundraising for both the Canderel and Terry Fox run, as well as the annual GCI Christmas Party. In brief, the GCSS plays an integral part in making the GCI an exciting environment where research can be pushed to the edge of science.

Meet our leadership team

Meet our leadership team

Meet our leadership team

Meet our
leadership team
2023 / 2024


Ozgun Varol



Alexandre Poirier



Marine Lingrand

EDI Officer

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Alumni Stories: Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Research and Innovative Biotech

October 18 2023

In this alumni spotlight, we catch up with Alison Hirukawa, Ph.D., a former member of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute (GCI), who has taken her research expertise and transformed it into a dynamic career in the biotech industry.

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A Heartwarming Visit at the GCI: Young Fundraiser Explores the World of Cancer Research

October 10 2023

Inspired by a heart of gold and a passion for making a difference, 12-year-old Tamara Rojo decided to embark on a fundraising journey. After raising $100 for cancer research, she, accompanied by her proud father, recently visited the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute (GCI) to see firsthand the impact of her efforts.
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Donors Make a Difference: Faiz Hussain, recipient of the NSERC Post Graduate Doctoral Scholarship

August 11 2023

Brown fat is specialized to undergo thermogenesis, a process where it burns energy. Our prior research has shown that creatine participates in an energy-wasting (futile) cycle within brown fat, and a key effector of this pathway is a protein named tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP).
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the Society

Join our Facebook group or follow our Instagram page to learn all about the various events taking place at the Institute, social and scientific activities organized by our team, and so much more.

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with us

Want to get involved with the Society? Want to learn more? Contact us today, we’d love to hear from you!