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

3 weeks ago

Hey SOGS! It's Honours Defense season! Two of our fellow students are defending TUESDAY JULY 24 in DTB B307. Times are listed below. If you are in the Victoria area, we encourage you to check it out! -> 9:15 AM Julia Comerford Trash to Treasure: A Qualitative Case Study of Surfrider Pacific Rim to Assess a Place-Based Art Education Program that Promotes Environmental Stewardship -> 2:00 PM Sasha Mosky Unsettling Wild Food: A Comparative Analysis of Indigenous Food Sovereignty and the Wild Foods Movement. Have the best summer and stay tuned for the SOGS fall kick off!


SOGS - Society of Geography Students

1 month ago

Get employed! Maple Leaf Adventures, an ecotourism company with a lot of UVic Geography grads in it. We will be hiring deckhands, guides and naturalists for their BC coast expeditions. Job description: Deckhand Contract Job Starting July 2018 in refit on Cascadia in Victoria, BC, then optionally later aboard Cascadia operating trips on the BC coast. In shipyard: This position will assist with a variety of jobs at shipyard, such as painting, varnishing, assisting with carpentry, cleaning, moving and storing goods, creating or updating inventories. During operations: This position will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of running an expedition tourism vessel including: guest interaction, deck duties, cleaning duties, and vessel tender operations. A background in natural history interpretation is a major asset in this part of the role. See full job posting at: . 1110 Government SVictoria, BC V8W 1Y2

Hiring: Deckhand - Maple Leaf Adventures Corp.

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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