NEW CLUBS: Want to start your own graduate student club? SOGS’ Orientation and Social Committee (OSC) can help! Review and complete our new Clubs application process.

Book Club (social)

Love to read? SOGS Book Club hosts monthly meetings where you get to share the love of literature but also rant, vent, and commiserate over the hilariousness of some poorly written fiction. Membership is free.

Want to participate? Head over to the #literary-adventures channel on the SOGS Discord Server (join the server at Chat with fellow bookworms, make new grad school friends, and take a break from academic work.
For the month of April 2021, the club is reading Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami.

Get in touch with the Book Club organizer, Naomi-Jean Scherba (, if you have any questions.  


Running Club (health, social)

*The club is on hold due to current pandemic health and safety measures.

Are you a runner, or someone who wants to start running, but don’t want to do it alone? Consider joining the SOGS Running Club. Runners of all levels welcome! 

If you’re interested in joining or want more information, please fill out our intake form here:

Get in touch with the Running Club organizer, Jarl Taxeras Flaten (, if you have any questions.

Western UBS (advocacy, social, spiritual)

The Western University Buddhist Society (Western UBS) is a friendly community for students who wish to learn about the philosophy and history of Buddhism.
The ultimate purpose of this club is to educate students at Western on Buddhist values, beliefs, customs, and culture. We want to provide resources and opportunities to Western students in order for them to learn about what Buddhism is and what it means to be Buddhist.
Contact Kody Muncaster ( ) to join.