COMMITTEES

All SOGS members are eligible to join a committee. Committees are the cornerstone of graduate life on campus. Committees are a major part of SOGS’ advocacy mandate and the #gradlife experience at Western. Committees help improve conditions for SOGS’ diverse membership.

Each SOGS Executive oversees various committees based on their portfolio’s mandate.

Overview of Committees

Portfolio of the President 

Chair: Michelle Wong | ywong252@uwo.ca

Policy Committee Members

Chair: Harshita Jaiprakash hjaiprak@uwo.ca


Portfolio of the VP Academic

Co-Chairs: Anna Chernyshova and Jessi Gilchrist

achernys@uwo.cajgilch4@uwo.ca

Committee Members

Find our more about Gradcast here. Listen to  the show on Podbean

Chair: Ariel Frame | arielframe@gmail.com

Committee Members


Portfolio of the VP Advocacy

Check out the  Not All the Same campaign.

Chair: Mohamed AbuGazia | mabugazi@uwo.ca

Committee Members

Chair: Kyle Dunphy | kdunphy2@uwo.ca 

Committee Members

Co-chairs: Eliana Rosenblum Daiana Pur

erosenb5@uwo.ca & dpur@uwo.ca

Committee Members

Co-Chairs: Indra Bishnoi & Harshita Jaikprakash

ibishnoi@uwo.cahjaiprak@uwo.ca

Committee Members


Portfolio of the VP Finance

Chair: Michelle Wong | ywong252@uwo.ca

Committee Members

Co-Chairs: Dan Giguere & Mark McCorkle 

dgiguer@uwo.ca & mmccorkl@uwo.ca

Committee Members

See the Grad Club website for menu and weekly events.

Chair: Pierre Thibeault pthibeau@uwo.ca

Committee Members


Portfolio of the VP Student Services

Learn more about the  SOGS Extended Health Plan. For general questions about your plan, contact the SOGS Administrative Assistant.

Co-Chairs: Roger HudsonNitya Gannavarapu  

rhudson7@uwo.ca & sgannava@uwo.ca

Committee Members

Join the IGSIC Facebook group to see their events. Check out IGSIC’s International Graduate Student Guide to Western and our resources for international students.

Chair: Krystyna Wieczerzak| kwieczer@uwo.ca

Committee Members

 Like the SOGS on Facebook to keep up with OSC events!

Chair: Nicole Devosndevos2@uwo.ca

Committee Members


Reporting to the Speaker/CRO

Chair: April Morris | amorri95@uwo.ca

Committee Members

Chair: Anna Rudkovska |arudkovs@uwo.ca

Chair: AJ Wrayajdwray@gmail.com