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The IIDR Christmas Party Wraps Up 2017

December 15th, 2017

The 2017 IIDR Christmas Party was a huge success, as trainees and members came together to celebrate yet another brilliant year at the Michael G. Degroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research

The event, which took place at Dundas’ Collins Brewhouse on December 15th, was accompanied by delicious food, lots of laughs and some pretty great dance skills as the talented Null Hypothesis – a music group comprised of McMaster University faculty members and health care providers from McMaster Children’s Hospital – took down the house.

Memorable guest performances included Bryan Wu’s rendition of  Tears For Fears’ Everybody Wants to Rule The World“,  Matt Moody’s cover of “Too Hard to Handle”, and, of course, Tori and Luke’s wonderful duet to Sublime’s “Santeria”, amongst others. A special shout-out goes to Elizabeth Culp of Dr. Gerry Wright’s Lab, who stole the show with her amazing trumpet skills.

Most importantly, through the generous support and contribution of the event attendees, the IIDR was able to raise almost $600, which has been collected to be put towards an exciting new scholarship that will be officially announced later this year.

On behalf of the IIDR, we would like to extend a warm thank you to all who came out to help support the institute and spread the holiday cheer. We wish you the best in 2018, and look forward to sharing your many successes in the months to come!

Notable Performances by:

  • Tori Marko & Luke – Santeria (Sublime), Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
  • Bryan Wu – Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears For Fears)
  • Matt Moody – Too Hard to Handle (The Black Crowes)
  • Matt Moody Feat. Beth Culp – Merry Christmas Baby (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
  • Pat Schenck Feat. Beth Culp – Feel It Still (Portugal. The Man)
  • Michael Ranieri & Arielle – Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)

Check out the Null Hypothesis website here.