SOGS Elections

SOGS 2020 Vice-Presidential Elections

Want to be more involved with SOGS? Want to be an active member of the executive team? Want to give back to your peers and help make graduate student life at Western University the best it can be?

At April 2020 council all Vice-President positions will be up for election! Elected candidates will take office on May 1, 2020. Executive positions are paid and run for 12-months (until April 30, 2021). To nominate yourself, email speaker@sogs.ca by April 21, 2020 at 11:59pm. 

Vice-President Positions

The Vice-President Academic co-ordinates a number of academic programs and services offered by the Society, including the Western Research Forum and GradCast, the official radio show of SOGS. This VP also meets regularly with the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Students, and with other university bodies, to discuss academic issues and concerns. The VP Academic oversees the SOGS Peer Advisor for Academic Matters program. The Academic Committee and the GradCast Editorial Board operate in this VP’s portfolio. 
 
The full duties of the VP Academic are listed in section 2.1.4 of The Society’s bylaws and at sogs.ca/executive-positions/.

To learn more, contact the VP Academic (academic@sogs.ca)

The Vice President Advocacy works with and oversees the SOGS Equity, Sustainability, Graduate Student Issues, and Graduate Peer Support committees. The VP Advocacy portfolio focuses on graduate student issues, equity concerns, accessibility and inclusivity and improved partnerships with campus and community partners, including the Canadian Federation of Students. This VP contributes to graduate student life by planning Graduate Student Wellness week in October with VP Student Services. 
 
The full duties of the VP Finance are listed in section 2.1.3 of The Society’s bylaws and at sogs.ca/executive-positions/.
 
To learn more, contact the VP Advocacy (advocacy@sogs.ca)
 

The Vice-President Finance has primary oversight over the finances of the Society. This VP works with the Society’s Accounting Manager and external accountant to manage the Society’s finances and prepares the annual budget. This VP also oversees the operation of the Grad Club, our graduate student pub, and administers various financial aid programs. The Finance Committee, Grad Club Committee, and the Bursaries and Subsidies Committee operate in this VP’s portfolio. 
 
The full duties of the VP Finance are listed in section 2.1.6 of The Society’s bylaws and at sogs.ca/executive-positions/.

To learn more, contact the VP Finance (finance@sogs.ca).

The Vice-President Student Services oversees the SOGS Health Plan Graduate Peer Support, and Orientation and Social committees. This VP contributes to graduate student life by planning fall orientation events, works with VP Advocacy to run Graduate Student Wellness week in October, and meets with Western stakeholders to improve graduate student services.
 
The full duties of the VP Student Services are listed in section 2.1.5 of The Society’s bylaws and at sogs.ca/executive-positions/.

To learn more, contact the VP Student Services (services@sogs.ca).