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PSAC Local 610
University of Western Ontario
1313 Somerville House
London, ON  N6A 3K7

General Inquiries:
519.661.4137 (p)
519.850.2998 (f)
psac610@psac610.ca

Office Hours:
Monday- Friday: 10am - 2pm

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Sign Your Union Card!

Become a member in good standing simply by signing your blue union card every academic year. You must sign your union card in order to be eligible for union benefits, vote, etc. The blue union cards are available in the office.

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Become a steward and/or join a committee!

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Your Union Benefits

Here is the information about the Union's benefit for members which you have access to apply for:

Extended Health Plan (EHP)

All TAs are entitled to up to $499 per academic year to cover the cost of any medical expenses not covered by UHIP/OHIP or the SOGS Health and Dental Plan. This can include dental expenses, cost of prescription drugs beyond the 80% covered by the SOGS plan, prescription glasses, and other medical expenses not covered or partially covered by insurance. More information and the application form can be found here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EHP Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scholarships

This year, will be awarding a total of 25 scholarships, to members who demonstrate excellence in the areas of academic achievement, research contributions, and community involvement. The deadline to apply is April 15th. For more information and to download the application form, click here.

Financial Assistance

The Local can offer up to $500 per term to members who experience financial hardship as a result of medical expenses beyond what is covered by SOGS and the EHP, or personal emergencies, including but not limited to bereavement travel, separation from a spouse or domestic partner, or unexpected catastrophes such as fire or flood. Financial Assistance is need based, and applications are adjudicated monthly. The application form and detailed eligibility information are available here.

Food Support and Resources

Through the Food Support program, the Local can offer $75 per term (plus $25 for any dependents) to help pay for the cost of groceries. Food Support applications are adjudicated based on financial need, and support is given in the form of a President’s Choice gift card. To read more about the program and to download the application form, click here.

UHIP Assistance Program

International TAs, there will be an email going out early March about the UHIP Assistance Program, which provides funds to any members paying UHIP fees in order to help with these costs. If you want to take advantage of the program, you will need to fill out a very brief application form and submit it by March 31st.

PSAC610 / SOGS COMMON INFO:

A significant portion of our members are also members of the University of Western Ontario Society of Graduate Students.