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

4 weeks ago

Reminder to all of the Geografolks out there to take care of our Earth not only today, but everyday. Be conscious of your own actions and choices, and challenge the unsustainable systems that promote complacency! (PS, Earth Day just so happens to fall on Meme Monday. Pls enjoy this curated meme).

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1 month ago

Reminder that this is happening tomorrow at 5:00pm, and that there will be no regular meeting before :^) Happy Sunday!

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Join us in the SOGS room (DTB B327) next Monday, April 1st at 5:00pm for our Bi-Annual General Meeting! This is open to all Geography undergraduates. We will reflecting on this past year, looking at the future of SOGS, and most importantly, we will be voting in new Co-Chairs (2), Director of Communication &...
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1 month ago

The last City Talks of the semester is TONIGHT! Come out to support our very own Cam Owens on his presentation on international field-based education. Also - check out this playlist that was made by a geog undergrad that was inspired by Cam: https://open.spotify.com/user/22jdd7j5jzjo2zdi4knlhzefq/playlist/1nVi4O2O5vnJ2qbGaQliMf?fbclid=IwAR3JUme8GIPIi2C3DAUQ73LEpBrnKkki_7e0HuqIdMI4pTQFFM5tr9U0T7M See you there!

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Join UVic Geography's Dr. Cameron Owens on Thursday for a CityTalks presentation on "The limits of sustainability education: Reflections on 10 years of international urban sustainability field schools" ✈️ When: March 28th @ 7:30pm Where: Legacy Art Gallery, Downtown Victoria
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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