WELLNESS WEEK (OCTOBER 1-5) EVENTS
Attention all graduate students: This week (Oct 1-5) is Graduate Wellness Week. SOGS has lots of events, some with free lunch, and seminars for your to attend! Please see above schedule, the SOGS website, and Facebook for more details.
Come to the SOGS office (MC, room 8) to pick up your *FREE* fitness class passes for Campus Recreation and tickets to the Windsor vs. Western football game (7pm, Thursday, October 4).
Attention International Students: For those of you NOT going on the Saturday, October 6 day trip to Niagara Falls, the IESC is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner. Tickets are $8. (See IESC link below)
Therapy Dogs for Grad Students: 2:00-3:30pm at Health Services
Stitch & Bitch: 7-9pm at the Grad Club
TA Wellness: Chair Massages & PRIZES: 5:30-8:30pm @ the Grad Club.
Financial Literacy in Grad School (FREE pizza!): 11am-1pm in IGAB Atrium.
Family Arts & Crafts Night (rock painting!): 5-7pm @ the Grad Club
SOGS Grad Wellness Forum (FREE LUNCH): 11am-2:30pm in IGAB Atrium.
Sleep Hygiene Workshop: 10:30am-12pm in NCB 117 – WIN A GIFT PACK!
Graduate Fitness Cycling Class: 2:30-3:30 at Campus Recreation
Other key events to note:
Time Management in Grad School: Monday, October 1: 10:30am-12:00pm in WSSB 3134
Staying Motivated in Grad School: Tuesday, October 2: 10:30am-12:00pm in WSSB 3134
Writing Grant Proposals in Graduate School: Wednesday, October 3: 10-11:00am in WSSB 3134 (register through Western Career Central under “Writing Support Centre”)
Canada Up in Smoke (Cannabis): Monday, October 1: 6:30-8:30 (SEB 1200)
Student Success Centre (SSC) Career Fair: Tuesday, October 2: 10am-3pm in Mustang Lounge
Trivia Night @ the Grad Club: Tuesday, October 2: 7pm
Mood Walk with Kin!: Wednesday, October 3: 1:30-2pm (WEC)
IGSIC Goes to Global Cafe: Thursday, October 4: 3-5pm in the IGAB Atrium.
Rick McGhie Night: Thursday, October 4: 7pm @ the Grad Club
Thesis Writing: Friday, October 5: 10am-3pm in MC Room 8
Graduate Wellness Walk: 12-1pm outside NCB – BRING PROPER OUTDOOR WEAR.
SOGS Goes to Niagara Falls: first bus sold out; those on the waiting list will receive an email about our second bus. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!
IESC Thanksgiving meal: Saturday, October 6: 4:30-6:30pm @ Ontario Hall.
NOTE: Immigration seminar room change to Kresge Building, room 106
Come to the Grad Club Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 3-4) with your student card (11am-4pm) to get your ISIC card.
Attention all international graduate students! Bring your friends and family for a night of bowling @ Bowlerama Royale.
Tickets available in the SOGS office, MC room 8.
Tickets available at the SOGS office – MC, room 8
Please be advised that SOGS will have bus trips to the store in November. Watch out for the October newsletter and dates.
This trip is the early fall sale and you will have to get there on your own.
No backpacks allowed in the store.
WANT TO REPRESENT YOUR DEPARTMENT AT SOGS MONTHLY COUNCIL? If so, please get nominated by either a executive member of your graduate student association/ or / by 4 of your peers if your department does NOT have a graduate student association.
Here is the 2018-19 councillor nomination form. Please submit these to the SOGS office.
When your department’s representative attends council each month (except for December), your department accrues money for each of the 11 council sessions. This fund of money is paid out in January of each year, in the form of a cheque, to your department’s graduate student association (or department if there is no graduate student association). These funds can be used, for example, to pay for social events and scholarly activities within your own department. The more your representatives attend council, the more grant funds your department will receive. If your department doesn’t participate at council, you don’t get any money.
Please be advised SOGS determines your department’s number of representatives by enrolment numbers, which we won’t have until the end of September. In the mean time, it is *probably* safe for you to look at the 2017-18 numbers in the interim here.
ATTENTION (NEW) COUNCILLORS FOR THE 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR: MANDATORY COUNCILLOR ORIENTATION IS ON OCTOBER 18 @ 6PM IN MIDDLESEX COLLEGE, ROOM 105B. *PIZZA DINNER AND REFRESHMENTS* WILL BE PROVIDED.
Please be advised that the deadline to OPT-IN or OPT-OUT of the health plan has passed (dead line was September 30).
GradCast: Are you interested in presenting your research on the radio? That’s right, the radio! We want to HEAR from you!
SOGS MONTHLY TRIVIA
SEPTEMBER TRIVIA WINNERS: Ornela Kljakic | Rabia Gill | Emily Macil Murrell
Pick up your prize (GC voucher) at the SOGS office!
What are the four commissioner positions being elected at October council? (Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org)