The program involves a subsidized, two-day trip to Ottawa to directly witness the political procedures, learn about gender equity, and engage in mentorship and networking with Canadian political leaders. Since its first inception in 2013, over 500 bright female undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto have participated in this program.
The 2020 Spring U of T Women in House will take place from March 9th to 10th and will feature a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada, an intimate Q&A with the Honourable Malcolm Rowe, a welcome reception on the evening of March 9th with parliamentarians, cabinet ministers and staffers, and a full day of shadowing on the Hill on March 10th.
We invite and encourage bright & eager students to apply for this special experience of a lifetime!
This year’s program is open to any female undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the following programs at the University of Toronto in the 2020 Spring session:
- Canadian Studies Program at University College
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Economics
- Hart House
- Master of Global Affairs at Munk School
- Master of Public Policy Program at Munk School
- Massey College (Junior Fellows)
- Munk One Program
- New College
- Peace, Conflict and Justice Program
- St. Michael’s College
- Trinity College
- University College & UC One
- U of T Scarborough Campus (all programs)
- Victoria College & Vic One
- Woodsworth College
- Women Gender Studies Institute
Students interested in participating in the 2020 Spring – U of T Women in House should submit the following documents via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 7, 2020 (midnight EST).
In the subject line of the email, please indicate [2020 Spring- U of T Women in House Application – Your Program/College – Your Full Name (include both your legal name and given name)].
- a full CV (pdf)
- a 1-page statement of interest (pdf)
- unofficial transcript (pdf of Acorn screenshot is fine)
- a professional headshot photo & short bio (150 words max) for the website (jpeg/png)
- full contact information(email, phone, college, social media URL, language skills and program) in the body of email (plain text)
Past participants are not eligible and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The applicant must be a part of one of the participating colleges/programs to be eligible. We thank all applicants but due to the high volume of emails, only successful candidates will be notified.
To learn more, visit:
- “Women in House: Putting a human face on politics for female U of T students” | Arthur Kaptainis