The U of T Women in House is an innovative & practical program aimed at promoting a greater female representation in the federal government by inviting female U of T students to shadow a day of a Canadian parliamentarian for a full day on the Hill in Ottawa. It is a non-partisan and bilingual program, co-founded and co-managed by Dr. Tina J. Park and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.
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 400 bright female undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto have participated in this program.
The 2019 Spring U of T Women in House will feature a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada, an intimate Q&A with Justice Rosie Abella, a Q/A session with V.Adm Ron Lloyd and senior female members of the Royal Canadian Navy, a welcome reception with parliamentarians & cabinet ministers, and a full day of shadowing on March 21st.
We invite applications from 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 2019 Spring session:
- Canadian Studies Program at University College
- University College & UC One
- Department of Political Science
- Massey College (Junior Fellows)
- Victoria College
- New College
- Peace, Conflict and Justice Program (apply directly to PCJ)
- Hart House (apply directly to Hart House)
Students interested in participating in the 2019 Spring – U of T Women in House should submit the following documents via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 24, 2019 (midnight EST).
In the subject line of the email, please indicate [2019 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 photo & short bio (150 words max) for the website(jpeg/png)
- full contact information(email, phone, college, social media URL, language skills and program)
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. 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