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.
Bus passes will be available starting December 15th.
The SOGS Office will be closed December 22 – January 2.
Fall 2014 SOGS Bursaries were awarded to 43 students totaling $42,000. Congratulations to the recipients!
Fall 2014 Child Care & Travel Subsidies' deadline is December 19, 2014. Forms can be found on our website: http://sogs.ca/index.php/benefits/financial-assistance and must be submitted to the SOGS office, along with original receipts
Did you know? SOGS members produce a biweekly ½ hour radio show that highlights the research of grad students here at Western. Gradcast is broadcast by CHRW 94.9 FM, with hosts Alex Moszczynski, Tyson Davis, Jina Kum, Joseph Donahue and others from different disciplines, including math, science, engineering and history.
Hispanic Studies organized a demonstration to protest the 43 young students from Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa "Raúl Isidro Burgos" went missing while being in the custody of the police force in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
You can learn more about the missing students and the protests at: http://ayotzinapasomostodos.com/en/ or sign the petition at: https://ayotzinapasomostodos.wordpress.com/letter-against-repression/.
The International Graduate Students Issues Committee hosted their first event of this academic year, which was a FUN evening of laser tag at LaserQuest London. 15 international graduate students had a fantastic time! Stay tuned for the next IGSIC activity!
Reminder - any outstanding health related and dental receipts for 2013-14 must be received by Desjardins by November 28. If using the SOGS courier service, they must be in the SOGS office no later than November 21.
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 website: gradclub.sogs.ca.
Order a pitcher of Kronenbourg and get a limited edition designer glass. No purchase necessary – see server for details
Mill St Promotion
Join us on Thursdays for Rick McGhie and enter to win a Mill St Les Paul electric guitar. 8:00 PM start.
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.
- 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 - 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 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 http://gradclub.sogs.ca/
Download the MizPiz app on your Android to see our menu and get special coupons https://www.mizpiz.com.
Book the Goblet
To reserve The Goblet of Knowledge for your upcoming defense party, call Marc Extension 86386.
November Question: When are Winter bus passes available?
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