Society of Geography Students (SOGS)

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The Society of Geography Students (SOGS) is the undergraduate course union for Geography at UVic. It is a sub-organization of the University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS).

SOGS is a democratic body; all undergraduate students taking a course in geography at UVic are automatically members. We occasionally lure honorary members, too.

Read SOGS Notes weekly to find out more about our current activities; email to join the mailing list.

For more information, visit the SOGS website.

SOGS - Society of Geography Students shared Raincoast Conservation Foundation's event.

2 weeks ago

Raincoast is back at it again: this time with Orcas and Elizabeth May! If you enjoy any or all of the above, this event may be of interest to you. April 18th!

Orcas at risk -
Join Raincoast and keynote speaker @[20647428344:274:Elizabeth May] for an evening of music (Reverie), drinks and news on efforts to protect the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Sponsored by @[110940785623336:274:Maple Leaf Adventures]
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SOGS - Society of Geography Students shared their event.

3 weeks ago

Free pizza and ice cream TODAY to celebrate our last meeting of the year! 4:30, SOGS room.

Pizza and Positions!
Next year's co-chairs and communications positions will be up for grabs and must be voted on. All current geography students are eligible to elect themselves and should come prepared with a 1-2 pitch for why you would be awesome at it, and then everyone votes. Oh yeah, and free pizza and ice cream too, I guess. SOGS Room (DTB B327) 4:30 PM

SOGS - Society of Geography Students shared their event.

3 weeks ago

This is happenin' TOMORROW! Say you're "going", or the only pizza you can have will be of the icky pineapple covered variety

Pizza and Positions!
Next year's co-chairs and communications positions will be up for grabs and must be voted on. All current geography students are eligible to elect themselves and should come prepared with a 1-2 pitch for why you would be awesome at it, and then everyone votes. Oh yeah, and free pizza and ice cream too, I guess. SOGS Room (DTB B327) 4:30 PM

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What SOGS does

SOGS is one of the most active course unions at UVic.

Some recent activities include:

  • Various speakers, films, and presentations
  • Field trips and field work pertaining to undergraduate course work
  • On-going publication of SOGS NOTES
  • Sporting events such as orienteering, soccer, volleyball, and hiking
  • Social events that usually involve beer, bad music, and geographical trivia
  • Fundraising through selling baked goods and books
  • Support for international development projects
  • Work on environmental causes in our bio-region and beyond
  • Bring geography into schools through our "Geographers - In - Schools" project
  • Advocacy on issues of concern to students, such as equity or cooperative education

SOGS mandate

SOGS seeks to promote and represent social and academic interests within the Department of Geography. This is expressed by four key goals:

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of matters concerning the quality and accessibility of education within geography
  • To provide a means of expressing a consensus of student opinion to departmental faculty through representation at departmental meetings and on departmental committees
  • To undertake arrangements for such activities as are for the benefit of students and are seen to be within the field of interest of students in geography
  • To act as a liaison through the UVSS and the Course Union Council with other student groups on campus