Pizza and Profs Event

For the first time, the SSA held an event called “Pizza and Profs”.


As the name implies, the focus of the event was to provide Pizza and Professors to our members in order to facilitate conversation and provide a relaxed atmosphere so our members could engage themselves in the Sociological community at Western.

The event was a huge success. We had a great turn out of both Professors and students and had many compliments at the end of the event that it was well-run. Because of its success, it is likely that this event will occur again in the future.


The SSA takes pride in creating events that incorporate both an academic and social nature. This event was no exception. We were thrilled to see so many students engaged in discussions about their courses’ contents among other current events.

If you have any additional comments about the events or ideas for future events, please send them to

Thank you to everyone who attended and made the event such a success!

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Charity Coffeehouse 2014

A few weeks ago, the SSA’s Annual Charity Coffeehouse occurred and made a great splash in the Western Community!


This year, the event was held at The Spoke. Keeping the event on campus allowed students to access it more easily and, partially because of this, the event had an incredible turn out.

Performers did an incredible job keeping the crowd interested. Our members had a great time at the event, especially knowing that all proceeds from the event went to the Children’s Health Foundation.

If you have any comments about this event or advice about what events you would like to see in the future, please email and we will be sure to get back to you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Charity Coffeehouse. Without our dedicated members, we would not be able to support charities like these. We hope that this event has contributed positively to your “Western Experience” and that we will see you all out again next year! 


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Grad School Info Session 2014

Hello everyone!

In January, the SSA hosting a second Grad School Info Session in order to supply our members with information about the application process and what they can expect when hoping to get into grad school (for Sociology at Western!).


There was a great presentation full of invaluable information supplied to those who attending – not to mention delicious pizza and refreshments!

We hope that this event was a good resource to our members and that everyone who attended was able to get answers to their questions. If any of our members were not able to attend but would like any information about grad school, please email either or with your questions!


This event is held annually. If you were not able to attend this year – keep an eye out for information about it again next year!

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Call for Papers: The Sociological Imagination!

Call for Papers: The Sociological Imagination!

The Sociological Imagination is looking for papers to include in its annual publication. If you have a paper and are looking to be published – please submit your work! Being published looks great on resumes and grad school applications.

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Annual Wine & Cheese Event 2013

One of our most anticipated events of the year is the SSA’s Annual Wine & Cheese night where students are able to come and socialize with their Sociology and Criminology professors in a more relaxed atmosphere. This year’s event certainly did not disappoint! We had a great turnout of students, professors, and other faculty members who conversed the night away while enjoying the food and beverages provided by the Sociology Students’ Association.

SSA Wine and Cheese Collage 1

Unique to this year was the presentation of some Sociology student awards where students within the Sociology department who had achieved academic excellence were honoured in front of their professors and peers. This was a great addition of celebration to the evening.

SSA Wine and Cheese Collage 2

The Sociology department also, unfortunately, said a goodbye to the Undergraduate Sociology Academic Counselor, Eric Simard, who has accepted an alternative job on campus with the Schulich School of Medicine. They are very lucky to have Eric coming on board with them as he has been a great asset to the Sociology department and will be greatly missed. The SSA would like to wish the best of luck to Eric!

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Overall, the night went off without a hitch and everybody had a great time! If you were not able to make it out to the event, be sure to keep an eye out for it next year as we are sure that it will just keep getting better! 🙂

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First Year Essay Clinic 2013

Wow! This year’s First Year Sociology Essay Clinic was a major success!

Thank you to everyone who came out! There was a huge turnout of eager first-year students looking to gain insight into the world of university essay writing. Professor Allahar did a phenomenal job in explaining the process of “essaying” by using real-world examples as well as practical tips. All of the students who came out experienced a great talk.

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Beth, the head Teaching Assistant for the introduction to Sociology class was also in attendance and offered unparalleled advice to the young students’ specific questions.

To cap the night off, upper-year students devoted their time to working with individual students’ essays in order to give the students tailored advice for their particular situation. This was truly beneficial to a number of students that already had a great start and were looking for some final touches and fine tuning!

Essay Clinic 2

Overall, it was an incredible evening. The SSA can’t wait until next year’s new group of first year students.

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Clubs Week

Come visit the SSA  in the Mustang Lounge during clubs week (Sept 16-20)!
Our booth is located in the larger section of the lounge, at the far side near the stage. Stop by to see what we have to offer!

 We have several executive/commissioner positions available this year. This is a great way to develop/strengthen your leadership skills as well as  get involved with the department and network with other students/profs.
We are also giving away a $15 gift card to the bookstore to a new member who likes our Facebook page AND shares our status OR follows AND retweets any of our Twitter posts from this past week!
*The contest is open to all members and one entry per member.*

If you can’t make it to clubs week, you can sign up online through the USC registration page.


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Welcome to the SSA

Thank you for visiting our new website. We appreciate all of your support and welcome you to the Sociology Students’ Association.

Our club’s mandate is to organize activities of an academic, developmental, and social nature which will be open to all those who are interested. The club will also act as the liaison between the student body and the sociology department.

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