Women’s Concern Commissioner


Current Women’s Concerns Commissioner: Jaclyn Reed (wcc@sogs.ca)

Projects for this year: Upstander Training for Graduate Students, Take Back Campus March (October), and Parenting Advocacy Group.
Overall, as the Women’s Concerns Commissioner, I hope to restart the Parenting Advocacy Group for graduate students who are also parents, organize additional Upstander training program sessions for graduate students, and coordinate a Take Back the Campus March for next fall. I also plan to coordinate with the Grad Feminist Collective and PSAC Women’s Committee to organize events for my constituency. If you have any issues or concerns as a female or female-identifying graduate student on campus that you would like to bring to my attention, please contact me at wcc@sogs.ca.
What does the SOGS WCC do?: The Women’s Concerns Commissioner advocates on behalf of female identifying SOGS members. The Women’s Concerns Commissioner connects students to campus or community resources, voices any concerns or interests at SOGS council meetings and is a member of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee. The Commissioner works with other graduate students to bring activities/events/campaigns to create a safe and inclusive space to share concerns or opinions and work together to improve the graduate student experience at Western.

Current Projects: 2019-20

Parenting Support Group

SOGS wants to better serve its constituents whom are also parents! Before we can help in any concrete way, we need to know exactly what your needs as parents are. Please fill out our survey by clicking on the graphic below. 

Healthy Sexuality Seminar – August 2019 (information TBA)


The 2019-20 Women’s Concerns Commissioner, Jaclyn Reed, is currently working with the Take Back the Campus as-hoc committee to take back the campus this October. Stay tuned for more information!

Learn about past WCC initiatives and commissioners here.                                                                                                                        

Women’s Concerns Resources here.