SSC Formal Tickets!

THANK YOU to the over 450 Western students who donated over 1500 hours of their time to give back to the Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario this year! Check out this video to find out how YOU can get involved! 

Steven Robillard at Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Science Students' Council is excited to introduce six non-monetary awards to science students who have excelled in areas outside of their studies! The following awards were created to recognize the amazing achievements of Western Science Students:

  • Academic Contributions
  • Community Involvement
  • Science Reporting 
  • Peer Support
  • Volunteerism
  • Perseverance

Applications are available under the 'Get Involved' tab >> 'Documents'

Submit an application or nominate a friend by April 6th. Please email your applications to: Successful candidates will be contacted, and invited to an awards ceremony on April 8th!

Melanie Chin at Sunday, March 30, 2014

Formal is only one week away!

Get your tickets now so you can get classy with us.

Check out our style guide if you need ideas of what to wear:

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Nat Sci 108 or online.

Melanie Chin at Friday, March 21, 2014


Click this photo to view all the applications.

Melanie Chin at Thursday, March 13, 2014

Introducing: Western 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)

- 3MT is a research communication competition where students have 3 minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers

- improve your communication skills and network

- great for a job application, research opportunity or scholarship application

Registration Deadline: 
Monday, March 24th, 2014, 3:00PM

Click the photo below for more detailed information!


Melanie Chin at Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Is there a better way to end the year than getting classy with us?

SSC is excited to announce our highly anticipated annual formal! All we need to say is prepare yourself for a FULL RED CARPET AFFAIR. Open to all faculties/friends (you know you want to get classy with science). Look out for:

- OVER 250 Cupcakes (Red Velvet & Black and White)
- Chocolate fountain
- Ice luge
- DJ Spencer Baird
And so much more!

Doors open at 10 pm.
Tickets 20$.

Make sure to grab you and your friends' tickets from the SSC Office (NS108). Sale starts Monday March 17th!

Melanie Chin at Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Science Students' Council is thrilled to introduce the incoming executive team for the 2014-2015 year!

Pictured here is your outgoing executive team standing over your new team (left to right):

VP Student Events: Dilani Logan, VP Communications: Melanie Chin, President: Sujen Saravanabavan, VP Academic: Basmah El-Aloul, VP Finace: Divy Kochar

Melanie Chin at Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Steven Robillard at Monday, March 03, 2014

Make sure to come out to our BIOLOGY CAREER SHOWCASE on March 6th. Get the latest advice on scientific careers from Faculty Members!!


Steven Robillard at Monday, March 03, 2014

Steven Robillard at Monday, March 03, 2014

We can't wait for Commander Chris Hadfield to take the stage on Thursday!

If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, you can still buy them from Western Connections (found in the basement of the UCC), the SSC Office (Nat Sci 108), and online from

Melanie Chin at Saturday, February 22, 2014
Melanie Chin at Monday, February 10, 2014

Come out to the Multifaith Space (UCC 269) on Thursday, February 13th for a FREE Yoga De-Stress Session hosted by the Charity Committee! There will be two classes: 6:00pm and 7:00pm!

We will be accepting optional donations for the Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario – a home for out-of-town families of seriously-ill or injured children who are in London receiving medical treatment for their child!

A limited number of yoga mats will be provided – students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat to ensure a spot!

Steven Robillard at Saturday, February 08, 2014
Melanie Chin at Wednesday, February 05, 2014


Your Science Students' Council is excited to present to you our mystery speaker: Canadian Astronaut, Col. Chris Hadfield at Western University on February 27th, 2014!

Limited Pre-sale Tickets - There are also a limited number of pre-sale tickets being sold Tuesday February 4th in the NS 145 Atrium in Natural Sciences Centre for Western students.

Because of student interest we have limited it to 2 tickets per person. Each individual will only be able to buy 2 tickets and will be required to present their student card to buy their ticket(s).

Presale tickets are $15 per student

Steven Robillard at Saturday, February 01, 2014

We're thrilled to announce the President of Western's Science Students' Council for 2014-2015 will be Sujen Saravanabavan!

Congratulations, Sujen!

Melanie Chin at Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Interested in running for a position in the USC or any other council this year? Not sure what exactly a position means? Or what you have to do in that position? Come out to the Information Session hosted by the elections committee on Thursday, January 23rd at the USC Council Chambers. The USC President, as well as a few other notable faces will be present to answer any questions you may have regarding any positions. To top it all off, there will be cookies and coffee!

Nomination forms for Faculty Rep, Faculty President, USC President or USC Vice Presidents: 
Deadline: Monday, January 27th, 2014 by 4pm 

Nomination forms for Senator or board of Governor positions:
Deadline: Thursday, January 23, 2014 by 5pm

These positions are an incredible opportunity to be a part of the happenings on campus. Apply today if you'd like to meet new people and help make important decisions about Western!

Melanie Chin at Tuesday, January 21, 2014


"Hey everyone!
I'm Kolade Odetoyinbo and I am the incoming Head Soph of the Science Soph Team for the 2014-2015 school year. During O-Week 2k14, myself and 75 other volunteers will be committed to ensure that first year science students at WesternU have the easiest transition to university life. Along with the Science Students' Council, our goal is to provide an experience that promotes success in all aspects of university life; in short — the Western Science experience."

If you'd like to support incoming first years while representing the best faculty around then apply to join the Science Soph Team! Applications are due January 22nd @ 11:59pm.

 Visit: for more details

Melanie Chin at Monday, January 20, 2014

The council that brought you Bill Nye last year is excited to bring another stellar guest speaker to WesternU!

We'll be announcing the identity of our mystery guest on Friday January 31st at our "BEYOND THE VOID" all ages event. Make sure you attend so you'll be the first to know!

Melanie Chin at Friday, January 17, 2014

Good news! You can now print proof if you have been recognized on the Dean's Honor List! This is a perfect for your grad school and professional school applications.

Visit >> Honors and Awards >> Print

Please be aware, this works best on Firefox and Internet Explorer. If you are having trouble viewing your certificate, try switching browsers!

Melanie Chin at Friday, January 17, 2014

Admission is FREE. Popcorn is FREE. Prize bags are FREE.

+ You have the chance to win a $50 Hospitality Services giftcard just for attending!

Join #WesternScience on January 29th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in NCB Rm113 for an exclusive screening of the film "I AM", which was written and directed by Tom Shadyac (Director of Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty and Liar Liar)

Register Here:

Want to know more about the documentary?

Melanie Chin at Friday, January 17, 2014
Drop by the SSC office (Nat Sci 108) and pick a BIOHAZARD screen cleaners! They stick to the back of your phone or laptop and provide scratch-free way of shining your screen. Not to mention, they represent #SCI in style!

Grab one today for only $2 !

Melanie Chin at Thursday, January 16, 2014

Science Students' Council's annual First Year and Soph dance is back! First we brought you NEON, and then Unleash Your DarkSCIde, now we're taking it to the stars. 

Come out to The Wave Friday January 31st for a party that is sure to be out of this world. With music by Science's own DJ Spencer Baird of oweek fame!

ALL AGES EVENT with 19+ Bar!

Tickets are $10, available in Science Students' Councils office (Nat Sci 108) starting Wednesday Jan 15th.

Or, talk to your sophs about how to get tickets!

Be sure to check out the event page here!


Spencer Jones at Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Science Student Donation Survey

Did you know that you can opt out of the annual science student donation, included in tuition fees? Would you choose to? What do you know about the Science Donation Fee?

Take this survey about the Science Student Donation to weigh in on the allocations of the fund and give your opinion on its amount. Get informed.

Steven Robillard at Monday, November 18, 2013

Marble Slab Charity Scoop

Ice Cream for Charity!

Stop by Marble Slab Creamery on Thursday, November 21st for a tasty treat scooped by our very own Charity Committee!

All proceeds will support the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario—a home for out-of-town families of seriously-ill or injured children who are in London receiving medical treatment for their child! 

Steven Robillard at Saturday, November 16, 2013

SSC Student Group Grants!

The Student Group Grant is a system that the SSC funds to support student initiatives. Applications are reviewed and granted by the Finance Committee. 

Click here to apply for a Student Group Grant! Completed applications can be submitted to the SSC Office (Nat Sci 108). 

Questions about the Student Group Grants can be directed to the VP Finance at

Steven Robillard at Monday, October 28, 2013

comm committeeCommittee meetings begin! 

The SSC's various student-led committees had their first meetings this past week. Students are involved in lobbying to academic authorities, planning and implementing events and initiatives, finance, and promotion/marketing.

As well, committee members assist in constructing The Current, the SSC's official newspaper, co-ordinating charity strategies and community outreach.

Steven Robillard at Saturday, October 19, 2013


For the Faculty of Science Strategic Plan & Budget

Details: Every year the Faculty of Science sends in a strategic plan to the central office, and we are looking for the new artwork to be the face of SCIENCE. If you have artistic skills and/or know your way around Photoshop or any other design program, consider creating a small design and/or taking a photograph that describes "What does Western Science mean to you" 

The only rule: Submissions must be 8.5 x 11"

Cash prize for the chosen submission: $200 
Deadline: November 4th
Submissions:   emailed to: or drop your submissions off in person at the SSC Office (NS 108)    

Melanie Chin at Monday, October 07, 2013

Steven Robillard at Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Sci Wars

Need we say more?


*NOTE* - We are NOW allowing online registration. You must download the registration form from the 'Documents' page and e-mail the complete form to 

Come join us for a fan-'it's a trap'-stic time on September 20th. Seriously, can you feel the fear of missing out kicking in?

BONUS: The winning team will have their name inscribed on a ceremonial plaque that will exist long after you're gone. Leave a legacy!! 


Steven Robillard at Thursday, September 12, 2013


 With the Impact Awards, the Science Students’ Council recognizes students who accomplish its mission of enhancing the educational experience and quality of life for themselves and their peers. There are four Impact Awards as follows:

  •  Clement Yung Award for Excellence (1 at $3,500)
  •  Science Students’ Council Impact Award of Merit (BMSc; 1 at $1,500)
  •  Science Students’ Council Impact Award of Merit (BSc; 1 at $1,500)  
  •  Science Students’ Council Impact Award of Merit (BMSc or BSc; 1 at $1,500)

Visit the 'Documents' Tab to read a detailed description of each award and its emphasized skills. Applications will be due September 30th in the office of the Registrar 


Steven Robillard at Thursday, September 12, 2013

WE WANT YOU be a part of the Science Students' Council

Elections will be held for Vice President Finance, Stats/Actuarial Sciences Rep, and First Year Reps on Saturday September 21st. Applications are due by Thursday September 19th.


Fill out an application from in the “Documents” section under the “Get Involved” tab!


Is an election not your thing? Then why not consider applying for one of our commissioner or committee member positions! These applications are due Friday September 27th.


Melanie Chin at Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Locker Rentals

Lessen thy backpack burden! During the Fall semester, the Science Students’ Council oversees the sales of locker rentals located in the Natural Sciences Centre. 

Rent a locker from the SSC office (Room 108 in Nat Sci) starting on Wednesday September 11th at 9:30am.

Pro Tip: Lockers often sell out, so don’t wait!  


Single Term (Fall or Winter): $25/term

Full Academic Year (until April 30th): $40 

Since you’ll be stopping by anyways, bring some extra cash and grab one of the rad tanks from our new line. They’re only $20 and going fast.
Melanie Chin at Tuesday, September 03, 2013

ON SALE - Wednesday September 4th (12-2pm)
  Natural Sciences Office Room 108   
  Science Students' Council Erlenmeyer Flask Tank Top  
  Price: $20   

  "Become the envy of all your pipette-slinging, acetone breathing friends."  

Steven Robillard at Sunday, September 01, 2013

A message from your head soph, Filipe Desouza

Hello Western Science Class of 2017!

You are about to embark on an intergalactic expedition. During the first week of September, you will be entering the GalaxSci, your first year Science experience.
Myself and 75 other upper year volunteers called sophs will be serving as your navigators throughout O-Week and the academic year. Think of us as your go-to friend who can help you in regards to Western, the Faculty of Science or even just life in general. Along with the Science Students’ Council, we are all here to make sure that the upcoming year is absolutely unreal.
Just like outer space, your first year at Western might seem vast and confusing but with our help, you will be able to navigate easily through the GalaxSci. Make sure to buckle up and prepare for lift off because this is going to be a journey to remember.

Filipe “Monsoon” De Souza

Science Head Soph 2013-2014

Steven Robillard at Saturday, August 31, 2013

ON SALE - Wednesday September 4th (12-2pm)
  Natural Sciences Office Room 109  
  Science Students' Council Biohazard Tank Top  
  Price: $20  
  "The perfect thing to wear to London's Block Party 2013"


Steven Robillard at Sunday, August 25, 2013

The official newspaper of the SSC       

Be on the lookout for the bimonthly scientific publication compiled by The Current Editor-in-Chief Caitlin Martin Newnham. Applications for editorial positions will be posted in the 'documents' section once they are available, and will be due in late September. Become a part of the intellectual world that is scientific journalism, and apply your writing skills and talents towards publication in a newspaper. Artistic individuals and those with a funny bone are also encouraged to apply for a comic editor position. 

Amongst other opportunities, you will have the chance to:

  • Interview and engage Western professors regarding their individual research and teaching strategies
  • Compile and write articles on current scientific news/phenomena/anomalies
  • Gain publication experience and develop your written and verbal communication skills
  • Learn and work with computer programs Adobe inDesign and Photoshop 

 If you have any questions, or are interested in applying for a position, please contact:

Caitlin at 

Steven Robillard at Thursday, August 01, 2013




Your Science Students' Council recently held their annual summer training weekend from July 8th - 9th in the UCC. Among topics discussed were the generation of a new website, event and marketing proposals and possible partnership with external student groups. Small and creative bonding games were played among members, who then had a classy evening at Jack Astor's in London. 


Keep looking for: 

  •  Enhancements to the SSC run Sci-Wiki course database. 
  •  O-week events and contests 
  •  Possible key note speakers in the near future!


Steven Robillard at Thursday, August 01, 2013
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