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

8 hours ago

SOGGIES! It’s that time of year again! SOGS will be hosting our “Bridging the Gap” Social evening on November 2nd! The theme is “Dress like you’re a Geographer”. Bring forth the Blundstones, Tilly Hats and Topographic Maps! Tickets are $15 and go on sale Tuesday October 23rd. Message the SOGS page or stop by the SOGS room to find out more!

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SOGS - Society of Geography Students

3 days ago

The time has come..... cold weather..... midterms...... it's time to put on some sweatpants and order a swaggy SOGS crewneck! Sweaters are $45, the first round of pre-orders end November 9th, 2018! Orders can also be made through your Merchandise Directors (Bertrand Smith, Kylie Hill, Jon Krugel), your First Year Representative (Riley Songergaard), or the Co-Chairs (Haneen Ghebari, and Wynnie Harvey)!


SOGS - Society of Geography Students

3 days ago

Hello SOGGIES near and far! A huge thank you to all who attended the meeting today! It is incredible how many student led initiatives are being worked on right now! 1) the Semi- Annual Social Crawl and Fundraising events 2) Geography in schools program- bridging the gap between high school student and the Geography undergrad program 3) Geo Mappers Events 4) Faculty/ Student Soccer Games 5) SOGS Mechandising Updates 6) First Year Social Events 7) WDCAG Planning This is just the beginning. Again all of these initiatives are being organized by Undergraduate students! Bravo!! Stay tuned for event dates and more!!


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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