Women’s Concern Commissioner

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

Jackie Reed is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of English and Writing Studies whose research focuses on non-linear temporality in 21st century novels written by women using a feminist critical lens. She previously served as the Social Coordinator for the Graduate English Society for two years.
                                                                                                                                 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Learn about past WCC initiatives and commissioners here.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Women’s Concerns Resources here.