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.
WANT TO JOIN A COMMITTEE?
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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COMMITTEES:
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
- Portfolio of the VP Academic
- Portfolio of the VP Advocacy
- Portfolio of the VP Finance
- Portfolio of the VP Student Services
- Reporting to the Speaker
- Reporting to the Ombudsperson
LIST OF SOGS COMMITTEES:
Portfolio of the President
Chair: Deputy Speake, Jillian Warman | email@example.com
Portfolio of the VP Academic
Chair: Erind Alushaj | firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADCAST EDITORIAL BOARD COMMITTTEE
Chair: Amalie Hutchinson | email@example.com
Portfolio of the VP Advocacy
Check out the Not All the Same campaign.
Chair: Cherin Chung | firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADUATE STUDENT ISSUES COMMITTEE
Chair: Christina Safar | email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT ISSUES COMMITTEE
Chair: Deeplina Bannerjee & Ashka Thaker| firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Katarina Kukolj and Julia Hammer | email@example.com
Sustainability Coordinator: Brendon Samuels | firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio of the VP Finance
Chair: Bradley Bork | email@example.com
GRAD CLUB COMMITTEE
See the Grad Club website for menu and weekly events.
Chair: Azmat Jehan & Alyssa Moore | firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio of the VP Student Services
GRADUATE PEER SUPPORT COMMITTEE
Chair: Wendy Blunt| email@example.com
HEALTH PLAN COMMITTEE
Chair: Joshua Ahn | firstname.lastname@example.org
For personal health plan inquiries or concerns, please contact the SOGS Membership Services Manager at email@example.com.
ORIENTATION AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE
Like the SOGS on Facebook to keep up with OSC events!
Chair: Casey Boettinger & Jenica Kakadia | firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting to the Speaker
BYLAWS & CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
Chair and Deputy Speaker: Jake Collie | email@example.com
APPEALS REVIEW COMMISSION
Chair: Aminmohamed Manji | firstname.lastname@example.org