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.
Check out the COMMITTEE MANUALS HERE!
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 Speaker, Jillian Warman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio of the VP Academic
Chair: VACANT | email@example.com
GRADCAST EDITORIAL BOARD COMMITTTEE
Find our more about Gradcast here. Listen to the show on Podbean
Chair: Amalie Hutchinson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio of the VP Advocacy
INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT ISSUES COMMITTEE
Join the IGSIC Facebook group to see the events. Check out IGSIC’s International Graduate Student Guide to Western and our resources for international students.
Chair: Matheus Sanita Lima | email@example.com
Chair: Jacob Abiad | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainability Coordinator: Brendon Samuels | email@example.com
Portfolio of the VP Finance
Chair: Bradley Bork | firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAD CLUB COMMITTEE
See the Grad Club website for menu and weekly events.
Chair: Raluca Urian | email@example.com
Chair: Arman Hosseni | |firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio of the VP Student Services
GRADUATE PEER SUPPORT COMMITTEE
Chair: Lauren Denusik| email@example.com
HEALTH PLAN COMMITTEE
Learn more about the SOGS Extended Health Plan. For general questions about your plan, contact the SOGS Membership Services Manager
Chair: VACANT | 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: Souvik Ta & Ashar Mobeen | firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting to the Speaker
APPEALS REVIEW COMMISSION
Chair: Anemily Sippola | email@example.com