SOGS Update Newsletter
SOGS Update, the official monthly electronic newsletter from SOGS, keeps you up to date on issues and events affecting graduate students at The University of Western Ontario. If you are looking for previous issues of SOGS Update please contact the office.
Items in this month's newsletter:
- Post-residency & Post-funding Fees Survey
- SOGS Travel & Child Care Subsidies
- IGSIC & WCC Drive for Household Items for International Students
- What is Feminism Pt 2: In the Workplace & Classroom
- International Graduate Student Issues Committee (IGSIC)
- PSAC 610: Collective Agreement Negotiations
- Naked Heart, The LGBTQ Festival of Words -- Call for Submissions
- Orientation and Social Committee (OSC)
- Orientation events, Sept 16-18
- London Knights, Sept 25
- Homecoming Mustangs Football Game, Sept 26
- Board Game Night
- At the Grad Club
- Summer Hours of Operation
- Get Your VanHoutte Coffee Card
- Lunch Specials
- Book the Goblet
- August Trivia
The post-residency and post-funding fees survey is still open for participants.
In 2014, over 1400 Western graduate students participated in a referendum that asked whether or not the Society of Graduate Students should pursue the implementation of post-residency fees at Western. The answer was a resounding “Yes.” We are continuing to strive to achieve this mandate. Post-residency fees are common practices at most universities in Canada. The implementation of this tuition structure varies, but the general principle is that once students have completed their coursework and have defended their dissertation prospectus they no longer pay full tuition.
SOGS Summer Travel & Child Care Subsidies’ deadline is August 31. Applications must be submitted with original receipts to the SOGS office by the deadline to be eligible. Good luck!
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/459959044178574/
All international graduate students should join IGSIC’s Facebook group to stay up-to-date on important social events and campaigns related to international students.
This October, Glad Day Bookshop - Canada's Oldest LGBTQ Bookstore is proud to present NAKED HEART - The LGBTQ Festival of Words. This 3 day event in the Church & Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto includes workshops, panels, performances & discussions for writers and lovers of words. We hope this will be the first of a yearly tradition.
We are currently seeking writers (fiction, poetry, spoken word, non-fiction, song, film, theatre, experimental, comedy, and more!) or people who are involved in communities or industries that support the creative work of words.
For more information on the OSC’s events, please subscribe to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Western.SOGS.Socials
The Grad Club is now offering dinner and a movie. Order our dinner special and get admission for one to a movie of your choice at Western Film for an extra $3.50.
The Grad Club Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, August 15 at Oxbow Glen Golf Course.
- 18 holes golf & cart
- boxed lunch
- dinner at the Grad Club
Every third Wednesday of the Month the OSC is hosting Boardgame night starting at 6:00PM. You can purchase a bottle of Bud Light, Shock Top or Goose Island IPA for $3.50.
The Grad Club has Bean Bag Toss on the patio everyday.
Monday to Friday – 8:00 AM to 11:00PM
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed.
The Grad Club will open on weekends for events or conferences
Free parking after 7:30 PM.
Buy ten coffees and get one free.
Trivia Tuesday: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Come early to get a good seat
Every Thursday: Mill St presents Rick McGhie - 8:00 PM start
Tuesday - 11:30am - 1:30PM
Pad Thai or Buffalo Chicken Wrap - vegetarian options available
Wednesday - 11:30am - 1:30PM - $10.25 one trip
Indian Buffet (South Asian Cuisine)
Thursday - 11:30am - 1:30pm - $8.50
Create your own Pasta; gluten free pasta available
Friday - 11:30AM - 1:30PM
You can find all of our lunch and dinner specials on the Grad Club website http://gradclub.sogs.ca/
To reserve The Goblet of Knowledge for your upcoming defense party, call Marc 519-661-2111 ext 86386.
How many Council seats does your department have? Please include the name of your department.
Congratulation to our July winners!
- Venkatesh Deshpande
- Janet Vu
- Sonja Teichert
- Julie Nord
- Sali Farhan