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.

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Check out this blog post by our very own Gabby Zdraz who is working with YouthMappers and our SOGSmappers. #sogsproud.

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Our fearless co-chair is graduating! Dimitri Giannoulis has been inspiring SOGS to be the best it can be through his leadership for the last two years. He has the unique ability to bring out the best, most enthusiastic side of people, which has helped us to host many amazing events in the name of conservation, humanitarianism, and sometimes just pure fun. No one can turn a pun like Dimitri and he will be greatly missed. It’s been a pleasure ✌️.

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Got a cool term GIS or remote sensing project you want to share with the the GeoGeek community? GeoGeeks, a local group of GIS enthusiasts, are looking for students to present short talks (< 10mins) at their next meetup. The get together will be held on May 8, 6-9PM at the Stickywicket. This is a casual event, presenting a great opportunity to network with the local GIS industry. Please contact Morgan Thomas if you would like to register for a talk: Morgan Thompson Software Engineer | Boundless


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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