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.

 

SOGS Summer Office Hours

SOGS SUMMER Office Hours are 9:00 – 4:00 Monday to Thursday, and closed at NOON on Fridays

 

London Pride July 18 – 27

London Pride is fast approaching! Events, such as Pride comedy night, all faiths spiritual service, the outdoor festival at Victoria Park, and the Pride parade, will take place from Friday July 18th, 2014 through Sunday July 27th, 2014. Please visit the following website for more information and details on fun events and volunteer opportunities: http://pridelondon.ca/.

This year marks the first year in which Western will be officially participating in Pride London. You can find more information on Western's presence in the Pride parade, their booth at Victoria Park, and a chance to win a fabulous Pride t-shirt at: http://www.uwo.ca/faculty_staff/pride.

For more information, please contact LGBT Commissioner, Alicia Lapointe, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

CFS-Ontario Annual General Meeting, August 14 – 17

Delegates from Local 47 (SOGS) will attend the next CFS meeting in Toronto August 14 – 17.There's an opportunity for a student-at-large to attend along with representatives from the SOGS Executive. The registration, accommodation and transportation are arranged through, and covered by, SOGS and the CFS.

The CFS-Ontario AGM will gather representatives from all across Ontario Universities and Colleges to share experiences, ideas and proposals on the direction of the provincial organization of the CFS. Delegates can participate in meetings of their constituencies, as well as be nominated onto various sub-committees related to upcoming campaigns, the budget issues and policy proposals. Local 47 will have a vote at Closing Plenary, where the final debate and vote upon proposals will be made.

Any member who is interested in attending should send a short statement to the President ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and the VP External ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for review by the Graduate Student Issues Committee. Please also copy the GSIC chairperson, Tennison Yu ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 23 at 5PM, which allows for the selected delegate to be registered on time.

 

SOGS Summer BBQ and Free Concert on July 23rd

Time: Dinner starts at 6pm.

Cost: $5 dollars per person

Menu: Choice of Burger, Veggie Burger or Hot Dog and includes Fries, Garden Salad & Soft Drink.

Location: Grad Club (Middlesex College).

Free concert starts at 7pm featuring Hiroshima Hearts (acoustic), and Alex Mason.

Tickets are available at the SOGS office, UCC 260.

SOGS reserves the right to cancel the aforementioned event due to low interest. 

 

SOGS Day Trip to Canada's Wonderland on July 26th

A day of fun in the sun at Canada's Largest Amusement and Waterpark!

Depart: 8:30 am from Middlesex College and leave the park at 6:30 pm.

Cost: $65 dollars per person includes transportation, park entrance, and an all-you-can-eat dinner at 5:30pm.

Menu: Regular & vegetarian Hotdogs & Hamburgers, fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, tossed salad, coleslaw, cold pasta salad, and fountain pop.

Tickets are available at the SOGS office, UCC 260.

SOGS reserves the right to cancel the aforementioned event due to low interest. 

 

People's Social Forum Student Assembly August 21 – 24 

The Student Movement Assembly

Student organizers from Canada and Quebec are coming together to plan a Student Movement Assembly, which seeks to build student unity and develop priorities for the student movement in Canada. It is an opportunity for knowledge exchange and the collaborative development of a strategic action plan to achieve free education.

The Student Assembly is part of the Peoples' Social Forum (PSF) (www.peoplessocialforum.org) will bring together thousands of people from across the country for four days of workshops, panels, film screenings, music, special exhibits, collective actions and social movement assemblies.

If you are interested in attending, you can register at: http://www.peoplessocialforum.org/register or contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. 

 

Academic Literature Discovery Startup

Have you ever wondered why the way researchers access literature hasn't changed in decades? Shouldn't the literature you need be delivered to you, so you can focus on doing big research?

Sciencescape is a University of Toronto based startup organizing every paper in biomedical history, and delivering papers to researchers in real-time. We are open and free for all academic researchers, you can sign up today at www.sciencescape.net

At Sciencescape, we believe that having a direct connection to the researchers we build tools for is crucial to grow and innovate world-class technology. For this reason, we are building a team of graduate students and post-doc Scientific Relations Coordinators to be the voice of Sciencescape users at their institutes.

Scientific Relations Coordinators are a crucial part of the Sciencescape team and are key to growing Sciencescape usership at their respective institute. Our goal is to have SRC representation at every major biomedical research institute in the world.

If you are interested in learning more about joining the SRC team, email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Call-Outs!

The Orientation and Socials Committee is looking for new members. If interested, please contact VP Student Services, Tamara Hinan, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The Policy Committee is also looking for new members.  If interested, please contact President Kevin Godbout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Come Visit the Grad Club

Visit the Grad Club

Check out the Grad Club new website: gradclub.sogs.ca.

Upcoming Events:

July 23rd Grad Student BBQ Purchase your ticket at the SOGS office in UCC.

August 16th Grad Club Golf Tournament.  Includes:

  • 18 holes of golf with golf cart at Oxbow Glen Golf Course
  • Bag lunch with soft drink
  • Deluxe dinner buffet at the Grad Club
  • Golf Prize
  • $80.00 per person

Summer Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 10:00PM

Saturday and Sunday. 
Closed.

Free parking after 8pm.

Get your VanHoutte coffee card

Buy ten coffees and get one free.

Wednesday Indian Buffet (South Asian)

Every Wednesday the Grad Clubs serves an East Indian Buffet, 11:30AM-1:30PM. $10.25, one trip.

Thursday Create Your Own Pasta

Every Thursday, create your own Pasta. 11:30AM -1:30PM. $8.50.

Friday Theme Buffet

Served from 11:30AM - 1:30PM. $10.25, one trip.

Monday Open Mic

Monday Mill St Open Mic with Mike.

Tuesday Trivia

Every Tuesday @ 8pm. Come join the fun and win prizes including Grad Club gift certificates.

Thursday "Rick McGhie"

Every Thursday, 8:00pm-11:00pm enjoy the music of Rick McGhie.

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.

 

 July Trivia Question

April Trivia pic Each month, SOGS hosts a trivia contest featuring information from our annual Dayplanner. Correct answers are entered into a drawing and ten students will win a certificate to the Grad Club! Please email your response to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 12. Winners can pick up their GC certificates in the SOGS office during regular office hours, and their names will be posted in next month's newsletter.

July Question: How many VanHoutte coffees do you have to buy to get one free?

June Winners will be posted here July 25 and the winners will also be notified by email

 

Do you have a news item or announcement you would like to have included in the next SOGS Update?   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

 

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