Poker Roundup & Thanks

LLS_logo_FNLPoker Hand

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 1st Annual GeoGrad Charity Poker Game.

The event was a huge success (16 participants and 25 people in attendance), everyone had a ton of fun and we look forward to making it bigger next year.

poker smaller 3

In total we raised $405 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

poker final 3 with caption

Here are all the winners

Draw Prize Winners: James (LLS Swag Bag), Meghan (LLS Hoodie), Evan ($25 @ LCBO), Shirley (Cooke Jar), Alexandra (Red Wings Hoodie&Shirt), Steve (Mens Haircut).

Consolation Prize Winners: Amber, Meghan, Cassie (Canadian Blood Services Swag).

Tournament Winners:

3rd Place: Evan Cleave – UWO Geography Sweater

2nd Place: Shirley Ngai – Junction Climbing Gym Passes and Gift Bag

1st Place: Ole Pagh-Schlegel – $50 @ Ale House London

Poker winner with caption

Seeking Volunteers for Sociology Study on Graduate Student Wellness

Dear Geography Graduate Students,

As a graduate student, you belong to a diverse group that varies by race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, disability, social class.  Some of you have children, some are from out of province and many are from outside of Canada.  You are in a variety of programs – Professional; Research; Masters; PhD; and you represent a range of diverse disciplines.

Your health and wellness is a priority for Western, and for the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), in particular.  It is important to us to capture the voices of our diverse graduate student community. 

Would you be willing to participate in a focus group that will explore graduate student ideas about health and experiences of health and wellness on campus?  If you have any questions, and/or would like to participate please contact Michael Rooyakkers at .

The focus group is expected to be about an hour or so, and pizza, Mulligatawny soup (vegan & gluten free) and refreshments will be served around 11:30.  We will also reimburse parking.

Thank you,

Lorraine and Michael

Letter of Information – Grad Health Focus Groups (1)

Recruitment Poster FINAL – Grad Health Focus Groups (1)

Winter 2015 GeoGrad Schedule

Calendar Image

The Calendar is ready and finalized (though subject to slight changes if necessary)

January 9 – Dinner & Billiards (6:30pm, Alibi Roadhouse)
January 15 – Mental Health Awareness Breakfast (9:00-10:30am, SSC 2240)
January 22 – GeoGrad Meeting (3:30-4:30pm, SSC 2020)
January 22 – Skating @ Victoria Park (7:00pm, Victoria Park)
January 28 – Research Issues Potluck (7:00pm, Sarah McCans’)
January 29- Mustangs Hockey Game (Time 7:00pm, Thompson Arena)

February 8 – Tubing @ Boler Mountain (3:00, Boler Mountain)
February 12 – Charity Poker Game (7:00pm, 50 Garfield)
February 13 – Chinese New Year Party (2:00pm, SSC 2240)

March 5 – Geograd Meeting (3:30-4:30pm, Location SSC 2020)
March 10 – Dinner & Movie (5:30pm, The Wave/Western Film)

March 24 – Wellness Breakfast (9:00 – 10:30, SSC 2240)
March 26 – Research Issues Potluck (7:00pm-10:00, Location TBA)

April – Charity NHL Playoff Pool for the Kids
April 5 – Easter Orphans Dinner (Time TBA, Location TBA)
April 26 – Mini Golf, Driving Range (3:30pm, Tin Cup)

May 10 – Run Against Ovarian Cancer (8:00am, Springbank Gardens)
May 29-31 – Annual GeoGrad Camping Wind-Up (Pinery Provincial Park)

June 14 – Sports Day in the Park (1:00 – 6:00pm, Harris Park)