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:
- Important deadlines
- First board game night of the summer!
- SOGS Queer Discussion Group
- International Graduate Student Issues Committee
- SOGS is hiring: part-time receptionist
- Thank you for making the What is Feminism? discussion a success!
- Looking to advertise to Western students?
Health Plan Opt-IN & OUT DEADLINE for Summer 2015 is May 31. Opt-In forms must be completed and returned to the SOGS office with cash or cheque payments. Forms can be found online. Opt-outs must be completed online:
Bursary DEADLINE for Summer 2015 submissions is May 31. Applications must be completed online: http://www.sogs.ca/index.php/benefits/financial-assistance
The Orientation Social Committee (OSC) is hosting a Board Game Night on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6pm @ THE GRAD CLUB. There will be FREE FOOD!
SOGS will be hosting a queer discussion group Monday, June 1 at 5:30pm in UCC 373. Any SOGS members who are gender, sexual, or romantic minorities or allies are welcome to attend.
This will be a safer space event. If you have any accessibility concerns, please let us know and we’ll do our best to facilitate your participation.
The topics for this month’s discussion group are:
- Debate continues to surround the new Ontario sex ed curriculum. What are your thoughts on the curriculum? Did you have a particularly impressive or helpful sex ed experience during your schooling? Or is there anything you wish someone had taught you sooner?
- Pride events are starting to be planned! Are there events you’d like to see? Or to organize?
Join IGSIC June 13 for a day trip to Canada's Wonderland! Ticket price of $70 includes: transportation, admission, all-you-can-drink voucher, and snack. The trip will occur rain or shine. Tickets available in the SOGS office while supplies last.
Other upcoming events:
- Toronto Zoo (July)
- GrandBend (August)
- Niagara Falls (October)
More information regarding specific dates, times, and prices COMING SOON!
The receptionist is a graduate student who is responsible for general inquiries, bus pass distribution, health plan inquires and general office support. The receptionist reports directly to the Office Manager. Preference will be given to graduate students who are members of SOGS.
Attention Western organizations! Are you looking for ways to market your business to the ~5000 graduate students at Western? Look no further: the Graduate Student Handbook provides an excellent space to market your services. We also offer online advertising space as well! If you’re interested in advertising in our Handbook or on our website, please contact us for more information.
Madison Bettle, VP Student Services
May Question: What are the Grad Club's summer hours?
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- Susanna George
- Sergii Pypko
- Chelsea Vaters
- Galayna Grynkiv