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.
You can also follow SOGS on twitter and facebook to get updates on events and issues relevant to graduate students and Western between editions of the newsletter.
SOGS is launching a "Women's Concerns Commission," which will be a committee for female-identified SOGS members to gather and address their concerns and make recommendations to Council as appropriate. This committee will be an outlet for female-identified graduate students to join together to plan events and campaigns related to women's issues at UWO. Because this is a new initiative, the committee will also advocate for the creation of an official Women's Concerns Commissioner in SOGS.
Hurry! Tickets may run out soon!
This is going to be a Blast! Get ready for some great fun and entertainment combining the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist! Experience amazing simulated laser blaster battle games (LASERTAG) at Laser Quest London, the world's leader in the laser tag industry. Participants will each be equipped with a simulation laser rifle and combat vest. Shoot amazing (but completely harmless) laser beams at your colleagues and friends. Compete, score points, zap away stress, and have twenty-first century fun!
Thursday, Nov 13 @ 6pm Laser Quest 149 Carling Street London, ON N6A 1H5, located one block north of Dundas between Richmond and Talbot Streets.
Only $10 per student for two (2) games.
Transportation not included. However, the location is very accessible using the LTC buses 2, 6, and 13 from Western. Participants MUST be at the location at 5 PM sharp.
Visit http://www.laserquest.com/public/locations/ON-London.cfm for a more information.
Brought to you by the International Graduate Student Issues Committee (IGSIC) of the Society of Graduate Students of the UWO.
The French tests « DELF-DALF Tous Publics » are coming up again this Fall at Althouse, Faculty of Education, from November 3rd to 7th, 2014.
Full-time students eligible for the SOGS health & dental opt-out: Your refund has now been credited to your student center account. Students with a credit balance on their student center account will receive their refund the end of the second week of October. Please be sure to set up your bank account information so that your refund may be issued via EFT.
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PrideWestern is a University Students' Council service dedicated to supporting and celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirited, intersex, asexual, queer, questioning students, and their allies at The University of Western Ontario. Run entirely by students, PrideWestern organizes speakers, support, and events such as its weekly Thursday night Coffeehouse at the Spoke, and Sunday matinee at Western Film.
PrideWestern also oversees The Pride Library housed in Weldon Library, which includes books, periodicals, videos, slides, and CDs, amounting to over 5,500 titles.
Housed in the Faculty of Education, is a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). This group is for graduate students and undergraduate students to meet in a safe and supportive space, and engage in educational and activist work.
Ally Western is a USC Program that works to create a more inclusive university campus, with a focus on understanding and celebrating campus diversity. As an outreach service, Ally Western organizes free educational workshops which promote the following objectives: creating a safe, accepting, and inclusive environment, where diversity is understood and embraced; reducing fear of discrimination or harassment; educating participants about challenging issues, and creating a visible support network for the entire Western community.
Committees are a great way to become involved in SOGS and with issues you care about.
- The Graduate Student Issues Committee, which monitors, assesses, and responds to issues pertaining to the quality and accessibility of graduate education, and they work to keep graduate students informed of these issues.
- The Orientation and Socials Committee, which, in addition to hosting the SOGS Orientation Week events, plans socials for graduate students at Western throughout the year.
SOGS members can join committees throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming involved, please check out the list of SOGS committees and contact the executive or chair for more information.
Check out the Grad Club new website: gradclub.sogs.ca.
New Grad Club App
Download the MizPiz app on your Android to see our menu and get special coupons
Enter to win a Mill St electric guitar on Mondays during our Mill Street Open Mic 8PM start – See your server for more details.
Friday October 24th Live & Free join us for some live music. 8PM start.
Friday October 31st Halloween Costume Contest Drop by the Grad Club in your Halloween Costume and get a chance to win prizes. 8AM – 11PM
Fall Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Saturday – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday – closed.
Free parking after 7:30 PM.
Get your VanHoutte coffee card
Buy ten coffees and get one free.
Mondays: Open Mic will be back every Monday starting September 22nd
8:00 PM start
Trivia Tuesday: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Come early to get a good seat
Every Thursday: Rick McGhie - 8:00 PM start
Tuesday - Lunch special Pad Thai or Buffalo Chicken Wrap - vegetarian options available 11:30am - 1:30PM
Wednesday - Lunch Special Indian Buffet (South Asian Cuisine) 11:30am - 1:30PM - $10.25 one trip
Thursday - Lunch Special Create your Pasta - 11:30am - 1:30pm - $8.50
Friday - Last BBQ of the Season September 19th - 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Friday Themed Buffets starting Friday September 26th - 11:30AM - 1:30PM
You can find all of our lunch and dinner specials on the Grad Club website
Book the Goblet
To reserve The Goblet of Knowledge for your upcoming defense party, call Marc Extension 86386.
For more info, visit the Grad Club Online.
October Question: What is the hashtag being used to pressure mayoral candidates to increase funding for the LTC?
- Dolly Mehta
- Josh Macdonald
- Jennifer Anne Kozak
- Shirley Ngai
- Dana Gold
- Janet Kim
- Lisa Levesque
- Taylor Strande
- Chad Walker
- Amanda Evans