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Nafiz Shuva
4th year, PhD
Library Information Science

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Remember:
SOGS is your voice; never lose it.

Kevin Godbout
PhD, 2016
Comparative Literature

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Why is SOGS so important? Because the Society saves lives.

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I have always been grateful for the SOGS staff...

Cuiju Chen
2nd year, MA
Hispanic Studies
Shelby Powell
MLIS, 2019
Library Information Science

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SOGS provided me with more knowledge and friendship than I ever expected from my graduate program.

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SOGS works against the isolation or insularity that we may experience as a student body.

GradCast
Official Podcast of SOGS
SOGS Academic Portfolio
Christian Ylagen
5th year, PhD
Comparative Literature

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Sticking with SOGS is a concrete way of showing solidarity and  that all graduate students at Western are protected from further precarity.

Tamara Hinan
5th year, PhD
Political Science

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My involvement with SOGS gave me the experience to get a job.

Diana Fernandez
3rd year, PhD
Hispanic Studies

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Without any question, SOGS really does make a difference in our graduate life.

Taniya Nagpal
4th year, PhD
Kinesiology

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SOGS protects and empowers graduate students to have a voice at Western.

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Elizabeth Lepock
4th year, DMA
Faculty of Music

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Alba Devo Colis
3rd Year, PhD
Hispanic Studies

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 Having ... the SOGS travel subsidy is very important.

Yimin Chen
PhD candidate
Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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 [The Grad Club] is truly a home away from home.

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Without SOGS, many friendships, opportunities, and experiences would not be possible!

Graduate Peer Support
SOGS Advocacy Portfolio
Cindy Morrison
Graduate Services Team Leader
Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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SOGS provides an outlet for graduate students ... to help shape, define, and continually support so many important aspects of our graduate students' lives.

Sabina Rakhimbekova
4th year, PhD
Civil & Environmental Engineering

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SOGS works tirelessly to assist and recognize Western graduate students...

Leonardo Guizzetti
MSc, 2017; PhD, 2014
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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SOGS organized and expanded academic-oriented opportunities that provide graduate students with research and collaborative experiences they may not have otherwise achieved. 

Chad Buckland
2nd year, MSc
Neuroscience

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 SOGS performs a vital role in improving graduate student life, and without their efforts, the university would be a less welcoming, dull, and hungrier place!

Leanne Trask
Graduate Affairs Coordinator
Department of English

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SOGS continually works on YOUR behalf to make the graduate student experience at Western as positive, uplifting, and successful an experience as it can possibly be!

Katelyn Mitri
PSAC 610 President
2nd year PhD, Sociology

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Without SOGS, graduate students lack fair and democratic representation within the university and at all levels of government. 

Emmanuel Kyeremeh
3rd Year, PhD
Geography

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SOGS offers a wide variety of assistance that students cannot do without.

Laura Cabral
PhD, 2019
Psychology

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I implore all graduate students to continue their membership with SOGS--it will benefit you in ways you haven't considered.

Jennifer Meister
Ombudsperson
Western University

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 SOGS staff and volunteers stand next to the students as they navigate the often complex situations that graduate students face..

Ibrahim Ibrahim
2nd year, PhD
Civil & Environmental Engineering

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My experience with SOGS was nothing short of perfect. I learned a lot, contributed, and had my voice heard.

Mary Blake Rose
5th year, PhD
Music Theory

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My experience with SOGS was nothing short of perfect. I learned a lot, contributed, and had my voice heard.

Martin and Julie Nord
(& family)

5th year, PhD
Library & Information Science & Musicology

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We appreciate how SOGS keeps the needs of students and their families at the centre as they represent us and support us.

Ian James Hynd
5th year, PhD
English & Writing Studies

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 Sure, grad student life can be stressful. With SOGS, however, that load is eased just enough that the joys of grad student life can be appreciated.

Lori Maddigan
3rd year, PhD
English & Writing Studies

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Western grad students should be proud to have such an amazing student organization backing them.

Navid Afrasiabian
1st year, MSc
Applied Math

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I've seen how much SOGS cares about graduate students and how hard they are trying to make grad ife at Western better  and more lively. That's why I stick with SOGS!

Ariana Potichnyj
1st year, PhD
English & Writing Studies
SOGS Peer Advisor for
Academic Matters

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SOGS makes sure no graduate student is left behind. 

Donna Swapp
PhD Candidate
Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies
Faculty of Education

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No matter where you are in your graduate journey, there is a SOGS program or service for you. I owe the quality of my graduate experience here at Western to the SOGS community! SOGS you rock!

kirstyn seanor
3rd year, PhD
Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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The professional development opportunities I've had thanks to SOGS regularly support my success in academic, professional, and volunteer roles.

Martin Lefebvre
4th year, PhD
Geography

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The SOGS-negotiated health plan prevents students from worrying about their prescriptions so they can focus on school instead. Without SOGS, there would be no health plan.