Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineering Students

GAMES-McGill is always ready to organize activities for all tastes.

Last update: Apr 10, 2012


GAMES-McGill is happy to organize varied activities for all tastes. Students and friends are, of course, welcome. Check back often for updates and pictures! Send all questions and/or comments to our VP Events, Nima Gharib.

See our past events.

Coming events in 2012!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

GAMES will be holding its annual general meeting and elections for our new execs next Wednesday. Afterwards, we'll have our last event of this school year with a SPECIAL Dessert and Coffee break

When: 4:00-5:30PM Annual general assembly, elections +FREE PIZZA & DRINKS, 5:45PM onwards "Dessert and Coffee Break"-FREE!!!
Where: McConnell Engineering Building Room 11
cost: All Free!!
GAMES General Assembly/Elections/Dessert & Coffee break


Past events in 2011

Sunday, April 1st

Time for our next eating event: SUGAR SHACK!!!For those who are not familiar, sugar shack (or in French "cabane sucre") is a Quebec tradition. Maple trees are grown in these areas and sap is collected from them to make maple syrup. The traditional meal we'll be having consists of a variety of dishes complemented with maple syrup.

Time: 9:30 AM Leave (10:30AM Brunch), 4:00 PM Arrive (tentative)
Location: La Petite Cabane de la Cote (40 minutes from Montreal)
cost: $20 for GAMES member and $30 for non-members (only 1 guest is allowed)
GAMES: Cabane sucre/Sugar Shack
Sunday, March 4th

GAMES is planning to go to Mont Saint-Sauveur & Mont-Avila for this year's 1 day ski trip with the "Concordia Ski and Snowboard Club"

Time: 7:30AM Bus leaves Montreal 4:30PM Bus leaves the slopes
Location: Mont Saint-Sauveur & Mont Avila (~1 hour away from Montreal)
cost: $30 for GAMES member and $40 for non-members
Ski trip to Mont Saint-Sauveur & Avila
Tuesday, January 15th,

GAMES will be organizing a coffee break tomorrow to start off the winter semester. Come enjoy some snacks and spend some quality time chatting with your fellow graduate students!

Time: 3-4 pm
Location: MD 267 Seminar room
cost: Free
GAMES Coffee Break
Friday, December 9th

December is just around the corner and to wrap up the year, GAMES is organizing a holiday dinner at BUFFET MAHARAJA (an Indian buffet).

Time: 6 pm
Location: Buffet Maharaja (1481 Rene Levesque Blvd. West, near Metro Guy-Concordia)
cost: $10 for GAMES member and $18 for non-members (only 1 guest is allowed) (Original price: $18.99 + tax & tips=~$25 )
GAMES Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, November 16th

Ready for some BLEU-BLANC-ROUGE?!??! We got tickets to see a Montreal Canadiens game!

Time: 3-4 pm
Place: Bell Centre
What: 1 ticket to Montreal Canadiens vs. Carolina Hurricanes game + 1 admission to Canadiens Hall of Fame (valid until June 30, 2012)
Seats: Molson Ex Zone
Price: $40 for GAMES member & $45 for non-GAMES (only 1 guest is allowed)
GAMES Habs game at Bell Center
Wed Nov 9th, 2011

Prepare and bring a dish for 4-5 people (do not worry if you cannot cook, you can go buy food and say you made it J). We will first eat dinner together and then watch a movie.

Time:7-10 pm
Place: MD 267
GAMES 3rd Female event: Potluck and Movie night!
Thursday, October 27th

We’ll be providing snacks and BEER! Come DRESS UP because the 2 best costumes will receive gift certificates to Cineplex! We’ll be showing a horror movie to wrap up the night!

Time: 7-10 pm
Location: Thomson House Basement
cost: Free
GAMES Halloween event
Wednesday, October 5th

Come enjoy some snacks and spend some quality time chatting with your fellow graduate students!

Time: 3-4 pm
Location: Common Room (Basement of McConnell Engineering Building – Next to the elevators)
cost: Free
GAMES: Coffee Break
Wednesday, August 10

Our 2nd event of the year for our female mechies is……CAKE DECORATING CONTEST!Everyone is given a cup cake (or a slice of cake) to decorate. We’ll be providing all the ingredients and equipment. To make it more fun and to bring out the creative side in you, it will be a contest and everyone will get the chance to vote for the BEST decorated cake!

Time: 3-4 pm
Location: MC 11
cost: Free
GAMES 2nd female event: Cake decorating contest!
Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28th

For our big summer event this year, we have decided to go on a 2 days & 1 night camping + canoeing trip!

Location: La Mauricie National Park of Canada (
cost: $60 for GAMES member and $75 for non-members(Entrance fees, equipments(tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads), canoe rental, and transportation are included, but food is not included)
Camping & Canoeing Trip
Thursday, July 27th

What is the best way to bond with your fellow mechanical engineering graduate students? Through food of course! Come join us for lunch at Kanda, all-you-can-eat sushi buffet!

Time: 12 pm
Location: Kanda Sushi (537 Sainte-Catherine West, H3B 1B2, 8 mins walking distance from Roddick gates)
cost:$10 for GAMES member and $13 for non-members (Original price: $14.99 + tax & tips=$19.65 tax incl.)
Kanda Sushi Lunch
Thursday, July 7th

Take a break from your research and go have some fun with your friends & fellow graduate students at La Ronde!

Time: 10:30 am
Location: La Ronde main gate
cost:$15 for GAMES members and $25 for non-members
GAMES La Ronde
Thursday, June 16th

It is time for GAMES annual Summer BBQ! There will be hot-dogs, burgers, and soft drinks!! Faculty and graduate students from the department of Mechanical Engineering are all welcome!

Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Location: The 3 Bares fountain
GAMES annual Summer BBQ
Thursday, Jun 14th

Bring your lunch and ice cream will be on us! Enjoy a fun & relaxing lunch while getting a chance to meet the other ladies in your department!

Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: McConnell 12
Girls-Only Lunch
Thursday, May 19th

To start off the summer, come for a FREE BEER and meet your new GAMES execs this year!

Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Price: First round of beer and soft drinks free
Location: Thomson House Basement (3650 McTavish)
GAMES Free Beer
Friday, April 1st

Final exams are approaching and GAMES thought it would be nice to take a small break from studying by organizing a paintabll event!

Time: 16:00 - 19:00
Price: 15$ for GAMES members and 25$ for guests

To sign up, please see Mostafa in room FDA 015, Frank Dawson Adams building, from March 15th to Mar. 17th, between 11:00-13:00.

Paintball (Arnold Paintball)
Thursday, March 17

Come enjoy the snacks and spend some quality time chatting with your fellow graduate students! It will take place in G-01 McDonald-Harrington, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Coffee Break
Tuesday, February 8th

This is absolutely not a gambling event (no money involved). Feel free to come and have fun with your friends, even if you are a beginner. This event will take place in the basement of Thomson House, at 6:30 PM. There will be a first round of free beer! Please, let us know if you're interested and send an e-mail to

Poker Game
Saturday and Sunday, February 5-6th

This is whole weekend trip to Mont Tremblant.
---Saturday: Leave McGill around noon. Stay afternoon and overnight at Chalet or do whatever you want.
---Sunday: Leave the Chalet around 7:30am. Ski starts at 8:30am @ Mt. Tremblant. Leave for McGill around 4pm.

100$ for GAMES members. It is $70 if you have a season pass to Mt. Tremblent and want to join us.
130$ for non-GAMES members (guests).
INCLUDED: transportation, accommodation (two 5-bedroom Chalets), ski ticket and FUN.
NOT INCLUDED: Ski equipment rental ($47 for ski/snowboard + boots +poles), and food.

To sign up: Please see Mostafa at room FDA015 ( everyday, 11:00 to 12:30, before Wednesday 26th January.

Ski Trip to Mont Tremblant

Past events in 2010

Saturday, December 11

The holiday season is approaching and GAMES thought it would be nice to help out the Montreal Children’s Hospital by helping them gift wrap at Place Montreal Trust! Come spend a few hours from your busy schedule to volunteer and HAVE FUN!

  1. Please RSVP by sending an email to Sherman Hung by this Friday, November 26th. Indicate your name and the shift you prefer.
  2. There will be 4-7 volunteers per shift, so first come first serve!
  3. You don’t need to bring anything, all the materials will be provided!
Volunteering Event
Thursday, November 25

Come enjoy the snacks and spend some quality time chatting with your fellow graduate students!

Location: FDA 126

Coffee Break
Thursday, October 28

For this Halloween, GAMES is organizing a (horror) movie night and pumpkin carving contest from 6 PM to 10 PM. It will take place in Thomson House Basement and there will be free beer and snacks!

Halloween movie night
Saturday, October 23

This is a whole day event (9:30 AM to 5:00 PM) that includes a short training course followed by a trail ride! If you are interested, please see Mostafa in room 351A, McDonald building.
Cost: $30 for GAMES members (all Graduate Mechanical Engineering students) and $40 for guests.

Horseback riding at La Clef des Champs
Photo gallery!
Thursday, September 16

Come join us at the Three Bares fountain for some burgers, hot dogs and soft drinks!

From 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Annual BBQ
Photo gallery!
Friday, August 6

The event starts with paddling (kayak or canoe) down the river for 2 hours and then, cycling back to the start point through a 4.5 km bike path; so it should be day full of fun!

From 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Cost: $30 for GAMES members (all Graduate Mechanical Engineering students) and $35 for non-GAMES members.

Paddling in Val-David
Photo gallery!
Thursday, July 22

This week, GAMES will be organizing a special general meeting to elect your VP finance for the rest of 2010-2011 academic year. During this event, some ice cream and juice will be served. It will be delicious, and free, so come by, enjoy, and elect your new VP finance. From 2:30 to 4:00 PM in the GAMES room (MD 267).

Ice cream Break + new VP finance election
Friday, June 25

Come to the Thomson House restaurant to watch World Cup from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This event is free and includes a first round of beer! Please, send an e-mail to Keyvan Rahmani to confirm your presence.

Soccer Day/World Cup
Thursday, March 11

GAMES organized a brunch event: bagels, toast, cream cheese, jam, nutella, muffins, fruits and of course coffee and juice! From 10:30 to 12:00, in the GAMES room.

Brunch Break
Wednesday, February 10

The 1st GAMES Poker Tournament! This is not a gambling event, so you will not pay more than the participation fee. It will be held at Thomson House, in the back-lounge on the first floor. 5$ participation fee (includes a first round of beer)!

Poker Night
Saturday-Sunday, January 23-24

Visit Quebec City and enjoy skiing at Le Massif in beautiful Charlevoix!

Ski Trip
Friday, January 15

Come enjoy delicious (and free!) donuts, muffins and coffee and spend some quality time with your fellow grad students! From 3:30 to 4:30 PM, in the GAMES room.

Coffee Break


Past events in 2009

Thursday, November 12
Curling was a lot of fun and, as usual, very popular!

Photo gallery!
Friday, October 2
GAMES set up this year's karting event at a terrific outdoor racetrack 1.2km in length that has held actual World Karting Championship events! Thanks to those who participated!

SRA Karting
Photo gallery!
Friday, September 25
Come finish off this week in style, mingling with your fellow grad students. As always, GAMES will provide coffee and delicious Tim Horton's snacks. 3:45 PM, in GAMES room MD 267.

Coffee Break
Sunday, September 20
A big thanks for all those that participated in the Ca Marche Walk for Aids event. The GAMES Team raised a generous 485$!

Walk for AIDS
Photo gallery!
Wednesday, August 12
As always, this summer BBQ was a success. Thanks everyone!

Summer BBQ
Photo gallery!
Thursday, August 6
Coffee, tea, donuts, cookies and a presentation from Engineers Without Borders.

Coffee Break + EWB
Friday, July 3
Thanks to everyone who participated in this outing - with sunny weather and very short lines, great fun was had by all!

La Ronde
Friday, June 19
Our next coffee break will take place in GAMES room (MD 267) at 3 PM. As usual, there will be donuts, cookies and (obviously) coffee!

Coffee Break
Tuesday, June 2
Thank you for your participation and congratulations to our new GAMES executives!

GAMES Elections
Photo gallery!
Friday, April 24
Take a break from work for a few hours and catch up with some of your fellow grad students you have not seen in a while!

Coffee Break
Photo gallery!
Friday, March 27
We were glad to see so many people showing up! We promise there will be more cookies and donuts next time...

Coffee Break
Photo gallery!
Wednesday, March 18
Great movie night, including free pizza and drinks.

Movie Night
Saturday, February 14
It was a wonderful day of skiing and snowboarding at Mount Bromont!

Ski Trip
Photo gallery!
Thursday, February 12
We hope everyone enjoyed this seminar about the Scientific Research and Experimental Tax Incentive Program! Thanks to our guests Karima Bensouda and Doug Paul!

Photo gallery!
Thursday, January 29
Movie Night in GAMES room and free food!

Movie Night
Saturday, January 24
Take a few minutes to browse through our awesome photo gallery to see how professional you looked (or what you missed)!

Photo gallery!


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