Student groups

Department

Student Course Union 

Anthropology

The Bureau of Anthropology Students (BOAS)
Anthropology Graduate Exchange (AGE)

Economics

Economics Course Union (undergraduate)

School of Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Student Association (ESSA)

Geography

Society of Geography Students (SOGS)

Political Science

Student groups (various)

Psychology

PsychOS (undergraduate course union)
National Honour Society in Psychology (Psi Chi)

Sociology

BOSS (the Bureau of Sociology Students)

Anthropology:  Our department has an active course union that organizes social events and extra-curricular activities and provides the department with feedback on our program. The group includes senior students who can be valuable sources of advice for those just beginning their studies. I encourage you to become involved. For more information, see BOAS’s website or e-mail them at .

Environmental Studies: The School of Environmental Studies has an active course union that organizes social events and extra-curricular activities, and provides student input into the School’s decision making as well as publishing a newsletter in each term. Visit the ESSA website for more details.

Geography: We have a very active course union, the Society for Geography Students (SOGS), headquartered in the Social Sciences and Math Building Room B327. Drop in and see them. Over 20 of the students have just returned from attending a Geography Conference in Lethbridge, and the SOGS are always planning a very active program of social, sporting, and academic events ranging from a careers night to soccer games, to social nights and an alumni reception. SOGS are also represented on Departmental Committees, such as Hiring Committees and anything to do with curriculum changes.

Political Science: Political Science has an active course union, the Undergraduates of Political Science or UPS, that organizes social events and extra-curricular activities, and provides student input into Political Science decision making. Political Science is also host to the Model UN Club (open to students in all programs), which gives students an opportunity to learn more about world politics and participate in a conference held in New York each spring. See the department website for more details.

Psychology:  You may also be interested in the UVic Chapter of Psi Chi, the honours society for psychology students. Also, check out the Facebook page of the Psychology course union, aka Psychology Organization of Students or PsychOS, at . These student-run organizations provide a wealth of resources for psychology students. Psi Chi and PsychOS share an office in Cornett A050; check their websites for information about drop-in hours for peer-to-peer mentoring.