July 2017: Newsletter

SOGS Update, the official monthly electronic newsletter from SOGS, keeps you up to date on issues and events affecting graduate students at Western University.

Between editions of the newsletter, you’ll find updates through Facebook,  Twitter, the IGSIC Facebook page and on our events calendar!

SOGS is trying out a new newsletter format, please let us know what you think. Links are underlined and active in PDF, and a detailed index is below.

SOGS Update - JULY 2017

 


IN THE JULY ISSUE OF SOGS UPDATE:

WESTERN PRIDE

  • “Out in the Sun” ceremony, Western Pride Flag Raising –  Concrete Beach, July 20, 10:30am
  • London Pride Parade – Western Fair District Parking Lot (Off Rectory Street). July 30, parade formation 11:30am. Parade starts at 12:30 p.m.

GET INVOLVED

  • Call for SOGS committee members
    • Academic Committee
    • Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award (GSTA) Committee
    • Ad-hoc committee for Ontario-wide research conference
    • International Graduate Students’ Issues Committee (IGSIC)
      • Sign up as a Volunteer for SOGS Orientation – International Graduate Student Meet and Greet (September 12, 3-5pm). Receive a FREE meal and gain volunteer experience.
    • Equity Committee
  • Calling Students age 50 and over for “Not all the Same” initiative
  • Call for LGBQT+ researchers and graduate students: Share your research at PRIDE!

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • EVENTS:
    • Board Game Night: @ The Grad Club, July 19, 7PM
    • Grand Bend beach trip: IGSIC and OSC, August 5, 9AM-6PM
    • Canada’s Wonderland Trip: IGSIC and IESC, August 26, 8AM-8PM
    • 2017 Grad Club golf tournament – Maple Ridge Golf Club, August 12. Register before July 31.
    • “From Dissertation to Academic Book” – Facebook Live event about revising your dissertation for publication. Presented by Athabasca University Press, July 18 at 12:30 pm MST
  • SOGS BURSARIES 
    • Summer Child Care, Travel & Professional Placement subsidy applications must be submitted to the SOGS office by the August 31. 

  • SOGS TRIVIA & CONTESTS
    • SOGS June trivia winners
    • SOGS July trivia contest
    • SOGS 2017-18 Handbook photo cover contest – extended deadline July 25

NOTES FROM SOGS ADVOCACY: PETITIONS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • Mounting evidence and support for a $15 minimum wage
  • Calling on the federal government to #SupportTheReport
  • Petition to prioritize the protection of digital rights in the renegotiation of NAFTA

Email advocacy@sogs.ca for more information or to submit newsletter content.

June 2017:Newsletter

SOGS Update, the official monthly electronic newsletter from SOGS, keeps you up to date on issues and events affecting graduate students at Western University.

For updates on events, issues and discussion relevant to graduate students and Western between editions of the newsletter, consider the following:

SOGS is trying out a new newsletter format, please let us know what you think. For a full preview of the contents, please view the detailed index below the image. Click on the image below to open the PDF of the entire newsletter in a separate window.

Email advocacy@sogs.ca for more information, to give us your feedback, or to submit newsletter content.


INDEX:

GET INVOLVED (pg. 2)

  • Call for SOGS committee members (Academic Committee, Bylaws and Constitution Committee, Graduate Peer Support Committee, Policy Committee), commissioner (Advocacy Commissioner), and Speaker.

GRAD SOCIAL LIFE (pg. 3-4)

  • Board Game Night: @ The Grad Club, June 23, 7PM
  • Yoga on UC Hill: June 28, 7PM
  • Global Cafe presented by IESC and IGSIC: June 29, 3-5PM
  • IGSIC and IESC Niagara Falls trip: July 8, 8AM-6PM
  • IGSIC and OSC Grand Bend beach trip: August 5, 9AM-6PM
  • IGSIC and IESC Canada’s Wonderland Trip: August 26, 8AM-8PM

SOGS TRIVIA & CONTESTS (pg. 5)

  • SOGS May trivia winners
  • SOGS June trivia and photo contest
  • SOGS 2017-18 Handbook photo cover contest

@ THE GRAD CLUB (pg. 6)

  • Upcoming Events
  • Entertainment
  • Summer Hours

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (pg. 7)

  • Academic and Professional Communication Series
  • Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP)
  • Weekly Thesis Writing Time
  • Important Academic Dates

2017 GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD WINNERS (pg. 8)

STUDENT LIFE (P. 9)

  • Ontario Electricity Support Program
  • SOGS Food Bank initiative for NON-TA MEMBERS
  • Columbia Sportswear employee discount (June 5-25)

MEET YOUR NEW EXECUTIVE (pg. 9)

  • President, Mary Blake Bonn
  • VP Academic, Jina Kum