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SOGS Events Calendar

Please check out our Events Calendar for a full list of SOGS-related events, programming, and deadlines. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter to keep your finger on the pulse of #GradLifeWesternU!

As subsidy applications must be physically submitted to the office (MC room 8), please be mindful of holidays, weekends, and office closures.

November 2020

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  • Virtual Weekly Trivia
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  • Structural Retreat: Professionalism & Community Care
  • Structural Retreat: Volunteers
  • Virtual Weekly Trivia
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  • Graduate Peer Support Drop-in: Mental Health and Grief
  • Virtual Games Night
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  • Structural Retreat: Labour Gaps
  • Structural Retreat: Executive Powers
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  • Thesis Writing Sessions
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  • Structural Retreat: Committees & Chairs
  • Structural Retreat: Commissioners, Coordinators, & Advocacy
  • Virtual Weekly Trivia
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  • Structural Retreat: Open Forum
  • Structural Retreat: Grad Club Open Forum
  • Structural Retreat: Collaborative Session
  • Elections Council Meeting
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  • Thesis Writing Sessions
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  • Virtual Weekly Trivia
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  • Graduate Peer Support Drop-ins: Tips for Financial Stability
  • Virtual Games Night
  • Canada-Wide Grad Student Trivia Championship
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  • SOGS council
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  • SOGS OFFICE CLOSED
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  • Thesis Writing Sessions

If you would like to subscribe to our Events calendar, please use this ICAL link.


Upcoming Events

CANADA-WIDE GRAD STUDENT TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIP

Learn More HERE

On November 25th, 2020 @ 8pm EST, SOGS will participate in the inaugural Canada-wide university trivia championship with several graduate associations across the country! 

Trivia Night: November 25th, 2020 @ 8pm EST (The event will likely run for two hours)

Team Size: 3-5 Members (If your team has less than 5 members, free agents may be assigned to your team)

Team Logistics: Each team must have a designated Team Captain who is responsible for filling out this Google Form. Please include the names, student numbers, and email addresses of the members you are registering for your team. In the interest of graduate spirit, teams will be limited to SOGS members at this time. 

Max Amount of Teams per Graduate Student Association: 10

*This sign-up will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, with 8 team spaces available and 2 team spaces reserved for free agent sign-ups. Should there be 5 or fewer free agents sign up, the 9th team to register will be selected to play. We recognize that for a trivia-centred school such as Western these spots may fill quickly; however, we are also excited to see how many associations/teams sign up. A running list of who signs up will be kept and if each university association opens up more spots for teams then your designated Team Captains will be notified.*

How to Play: Once the teams are selected, instructions for playing will be emailed to your team, though we will be using a combination of Zoom and Mentimeter!

Prizes: There will be individual prizes for each member of the winning team (as well as a trophy!), a prize for the top team at each school, and several raffle prizes will be selected throughout the night for trivia players to win!   

If you have any questions or concerns then please email SOGS’ VP Student Services at services@sogs.ca. We look forward to seeing your SOGS spirit on display this November!


CALL OUT FOR 2 GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS

Learn More HERE

Join Indigenous Student Centre, Western Sustainability, and the Society of Graduate Students for a virtual Local Land Defenders Panel on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 3-4pm on Zoom in honour of Indigenous Awareness Week (February 1-5, 2021).

We are currently looking for 2 graduate student panelists! Indigenous grad students will be prioritized. Honorarium provided to panelists. 

WANT TO BE A PANELIST? Fill out our intake form HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the SOGS VP Academic, Danica Facca at academic@sogs.ca.

Quick link: https://forms.gle/VMiyGkFMBfiSp1mUA


Recurring Virtual Events 

 

Miss weekly Trivia Nights at the The Western Grad Club? We do! Join Virtual Trivia Night with your fellow grad, Elizabeth, at 8pm each Tuesday and have a pub night at home!

Want to play? Join here.  Just want to watch? Tune in here for the questions!

Wanna connect with your peers? The SOGS Orientation and Social Committee has created a SOGS Discord Server for virtual events, advocacy outreach, and more. 

Join the server: https://discord.com/invite/maVKpyX