All SOGS members in good standing are eligible to join a committee (or multiple committees)! SOGS committees are the cornerstone of #GradLifeWesternU.

Committees are an integral part of SOGS’ advocacy mandate and oversee most of the projects and initiatives SOGS works on annually. Being a committee member helps improve conditions for SOGS’ diverse membership on- and off-campus, enriching graduate student life by connecting students across disparate departments and faculties.


To join any of our committees, please contact the committee Chair directly by email, listed below. Let them know you are interested to join their committee by sending them a simple email. *Please do not send a resume.

Not sure if you want to join a SOGS committee?

Read up on the committees you are interested in. There is a pamphlet describing what each committee does, what you will learn by being on the committee, and what the time commitment to join.

We have 14+ committees. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Benefits of getting involved:

By attending and participating in committee meetings as a volunteer member, we will issue you a $5 gift voucher to the Grad Club for each meeting! Committees typically meet once per month.


Each SOGS Executive/Non-Executive oversees various committees based on their portfolio’s mandate. Scroll down to see our complete list of committees.


Portfolio of the President 

Chair: Michelle Wong |

Chair: Sohini Chatterjee | 

Portfolio of the VP Academic

Chair: Erind Alushaj

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ChairAriel Frame |

Portfolio of the VP Advocacy

Co-chairs: Alvin Leenus & Anmol Dutta | &

Check out the  Not All the Same campaign.

Chair: Sohini Chatterjee & Anmol Dutta | &

Chair: Mohammed Ellakany & Christina Safar         &


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: Varun

Chair: Courtney Neidig

Sustainability Coordinator:  Brendon

Portfolio of the VP Finance

Chair: Michelle Wong |

See the Grad Club website for menu and weekly events.

Chair: VACANT |

Chair: William Snyder |

Portfolio of the VP Student Services

Co-chairs: VACANT |

Learn more about the  SOGS Extended Health Plan. For general questions about your plan, contact the SOGS Membership Services Manager

Chair: Erind Alushaj  |

For personal health plan inquiries or concerns, please contact the SOGS Membership Services Manager at

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

Chair: Nicole

Reporting to the Speaker

Chair and Deputy Speaker: Mitchell Glover |

Chair: Mitchell

Chair: Nicole Devos and Mitchell Glover | and