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:
- Handbook Photo Contest!
- Call for members: post-residency/funding fees committee
- Join the Orientation and Social Committee (OSC)
- Board Game Night @ The Grad Club
- Let's Go to the Beach!
- Oh, Canada!
- International Graduate Student Issues Committee - Upcoming Events
- Summer Farmers' Markets - Starts on Tuesday, June 16
- At the Grad Club
- Summer Hours of Operation
- Get Your VanHoutte Coffee Card
- Lunch Specials
- Book the Goblet
- June Trivia
Looking to share your creative talent with your peers? The Orientation Social Committee (OSC) is looking for one
talented individual to design the 2015-2016 Graduate Handbook cover. The winner of the photo contest will receive a $100 Grad Club Gift Certificate.
The design must meet the following criteria:
- Capture the theme of “Collegiality at the Grad Club”. The more creative, the better!
- Any person in the photo must provide written consent should your submission be selected.
- The design should be submitted in .jpg or .pdf formats.
- The design should clearly include a SOGS logo and/or the text: “Society of Graduate Students”.
- The design should also include the text: “2015-2016 Graduate Handbook and Dayplanner”.
- The design should also include the text: “The University of Western Ontario”.
- The size of the page should be portrait: 8.5" x 5.5"
- In order for your submission to win, your entry must meet ALL of these requirements.
Please send your cover design to
by June 18, 2015.
The committee on post-funding fees and post-residency fees is currently looking for members. This committee will be exploring strategies to implement post-residency and/or post-funding fees on our campus by collecting and analyzing data, and planning a campaign around these issues for the coming academic year.
SPONSORED BY LABATT**
Board Game night will be hosted by the Orientation and Social Committee (OSC) Wednesday June 17th starting at 6:30pm. Some games will be provided but please feel free to BYOG! Snacks will be provided.
**We’ll be offering Bud Light, Shock Top, and Goose Island IPA for $3.50 per bottle (tax included).
Please invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/943769615680878/
For more social updates, see https://www.facebook.com/Western.SOGS.Socials You can even subscribe to SOGS Social events on Facebook so that you can be automatically invited!
The OSC will be running a bus trip to Grand Bend Beach on Saturday June 27th, weather permitting. Buy your tickets at the SOGS Office UCC260 for 10$ per person. The bus leaves outside Middlesex College at 9:30am sharp and leaves Grand Bend at 4:30pm. Bring your own lunch or buy it there! Get your tickets quickly before they sell out!
For more social updates, see https://www.facebook.com/Western.SOGS.Socials
Want to do something for Canada Day but don't know where to go? Join the OSC on July 1st at 2:30pm in front of Middlesex College. Bring your bus pass and we will ride downtown to take part in the festivities in Harris Park, then hang out and watch the fireworks starting at 10pm!
For more information about Canada Day at Harris Park, see http://www.celebratecanada.info/canadaday.html
Toronto Zoo (July)
Grand Bend (August)
Niagara Falls (October)
More information regarding specific dates, times, and prices COMING SOON!
In the meantime, join the IGSIC Facebook Group:
Contact VP Student Services for more information:
Enter to win a Mill St Charcoal BBQ. See server for details.
The Grad Club patio is now open! Bean bag toss on the patio everyday.
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.
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
Lunch special Pad Thai or Buffalo Chicken Wrap - vegetarian options available
Wednesday - 11:30am - 1:30PM - $10.25 one trip
Lunch Special Indian Buffet (South Asian Cuisine)
Thursday - 11:30am - 1:30pm - $8.50
Lunch Special Create your 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 Extension 86386.
What are the three bursaries that SOGS offers?
June winners will be posted shortly.