Mission Statement / Mandate

The Society of Graduate Student’s Equity Committee advocates equality, and assists graduate students experiencing inequality at the University of Western Ontario.


Current Projects

The SOGS equity committee is currently (1) developing a map of equity and diversity services at UWO for graduate students, (2) collaborating with the Canadian Federation of Students to host a racism awareness event and (3) building a knowledge partnership with other equity-related committees, councils and campus services to keep graduate students informed and up-to-date on current issues and events. We continue to work to promote equity, and improve the graduate student experience at UWO.


Upcoming Campus Events

Signature Campaign

WHEREAS: There are currently two intersections around the UWO campus that are poorly accessible to people with motor and visual impairments, namely:

  • Sarnia Road at Western Road and Philip Azis Avenue
  • Western Road at Elgin Drive

WHEREAS: The intersections in question are owned by the city of London, Ontario

WHEREAS: It is in the best interest of the City to provide ease of access to the residents and guests of the city, and it is in the city's interest to boost its image as a progressive educational and research centre.


Other Committees Working on Equity related Issues:

Contact Information

The Barrier-Free Access Committee
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The President's Committee for the Safety of Women on Campus

Western's Caucus on Women's Issues

SDC: Services for Students with Disability

SDC: Indigenous Services

USC Equity Programming Committee

Teaching Support Centre (Fostering diversity in the classroom)

The University Students Council Accessibility Development Committee

The Joint Faculty/Administration Employment Equity Committee

GTA Human Rights Committee
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Room 260
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON  Canada N6A 3K7

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Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm