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

1 month ago

Hi folks - we need your help. $200 in cash went missing from the SOGS room locker on Friday, May 31st. This incident has been reported to both the Geography department and campus security. The money was fundraised throughout the 2018-2019 school year by our hardworking executives who dedicated their time to volunteer at bake sales, organize social events, and design new merchandise. This incident did not only hurt SOGS, but the greater Geography community. That being said, SOGS would like to acknowledge that our operations as one of the most active undergraduate course unions would not be possible without the continuous engagement and support from the Geography student body and department. The exact day of the theft is unknown, but it likely occurred between May 1st and May 31st. Although majority of course unions are typically inactive in the summer term, we conduct routine check-ins of the SOGS room to ensure that everything is in order. As well, we consciously implement preventative measures to minimize incidents like these, such as limiting number of executives who have access to the locker and our monetary affairs. If anyone has any information, observations, or was in the SOGS room and noticed the locker was open, please contact the SOGS Facebook page or email sogs@uvic.ca. Sincerely, Mack Ross & Haneen Ghebari SOGS Co-Chairs

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SOGS - Society of Geography Students

2 months 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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3 months 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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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