Any part time or full time graduate student is a member of the Society of Graduate Students or SOGS, which is governed by a coucil and exceutive board.
Like most student organizations, SOGS provides many services, benefits, and programs to its members, and plays a key role in campus and community affairs. Another major part of SOGS’ mandate is advocacy work, with a particular focus on collective advocacy to improve conditions for SOGS’ diverse membership.
For planning and carrying out advocacy work, four SOGS committees are especially relevant. The Graduate Student Issues Committee (GSIC) is the committee most concerned with general advocacy, issues, and campaigns. The Equity Committee (EC) deals with issues of human rights, discrimination, and accessibility. The Sustainability Committee (SC) handles matters pertaining specifically to environmental protection. Lastly, the International Graduate Students’ Issues Committee (IGSIC) deals with matters of concern to international graduate students. Together, these four committees are the grassroots foundation of SOGS’ advocacy work. Any graduate student member of SOGS is eligible to join a committee.
In addition, SOGS provides Bursary, Scholarship, Subsidy and Emergency Loans to graduate student.Content taken form SOGS Visit their website at http://www.uwo.ca/sogs/