Welcome to the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), your graduate student advocacy organization and government at Western University. SOGS represents over 6000 graduate students annually across more than 60 departments on campus.


Congratulations to Waliu Alaka on being elected the next SOGS President for the 2023-24 year! Waliu will take office on May 1, 2023.

Thank you to both candidates for showing up with strong campaigns. The Society is made stronger by your engagement with SOGS.

Option Votes
WALIU ALAKA 621 (67.8%)
KEVIN MOORE 295 (32.2%)
Voter Summary  
Total 938
Abstain 22 (2.3%)


SOGS EXECUTIVE OFFICE HOURS: Drop-in office hours are held in the SOGS office (Middlesex College, room 8) or via ZOOM.

PRESIDENT: Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm | VP ACADEMIC: Thursdays, 12pm to 1pm | VP ADVOCACY: Wednesdays, 2pm to 3pm via ZOOM only | VP FINANCE: Thursdays, 12pm to 1pm | VP STUDENT SERVICES: Mondays, 11am to 1pm

Stay in touch with us! Want to get SOGS mass emails? Sign-up HERE.


SOGS is committed to providing an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment. If you require accommodations to participate in council meetings and SOGS’ events, please contact the accessibility commissioner at accessibility@sogs.ca.


Western University is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Lunaapeewak and Attawandaron peoples, who have longstanding relationships to the land and region of southwestern Ontario and the City of London. The local First Nation communities of this area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. In the region, there are eleven First Nation communities and a growing Indigenous urban population. SOGS values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations and all of the Original peoples of Turtle Island.

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