CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FALL 2017 U of T Women in House Program

The U of T Women in House is a new program aimed at promoting a greater female representation in the government by inviting female U of T students to shadow the lives of female Canadian politicians for a full day on the Hill in Ottawa. It 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 170 female undergraduate students from the University of Toronto have participated in this program. It is a non-partisan and bilingual program, co-founded and co-managed by Tina Park and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett.

We will be hosting a special edition of the U of T Women in House this fall to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The trip will offer opportunities for 100 bright female students from participating programs/colleges at the University of Toronto. This trip will run from Monday, Sept 25 to Tues, Sept 26 in Ottawa. The program involves a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada and a Q/A with Justice Andromache Karakatsanis. There will also be a welcome reception on the Hill in Ottawa on the evening of Sept 25th with cabinet ministers, participating parliamentarians, journalists and civil servants and staffers. Students will be shadowing an MP or a Senator for the full day of Sept 26th. We invite applications from bright & eager students interested in experiencing a day on the Hill!

ELIGIBLITY

This year’s program is open to any female undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the following programs at the University of Toronto (past participants are not eligible to re-apply).
– Trinity One Program & Trinity College
– University College & Canadian Studies Program & UC One
– Massey College (Junior Fellows)
– School of Public Policy and Governance
– Department of Political Science
– MGA (Master of Global Affairs program) at Munk School
– Hart House
– Asian Institute at Munk School
– Faculty of Law
– New College
– Munk One
– Peace/Conflict/Justice Program at Munk
[TO APPLY]
Students interested in participating in the CANADA150- U of T Women in House should submit a full CV, a 1-page statement of interest, unofficial transcript and full contact information (email, phone, college, language skills and program) ideally as a combined pdf to <uoft.womeninhouse@gmail.com> by midnight on Sept 13, 2017.

Please indicate [Your program –Year-Name – U of T Women in House] in the subject line.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of emails, only successful candidates will be notified.

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Special #Canada150 Women in House

We are excited to announce the special edition of the U of T Women in House program on the Parliament Hill in Ottawa this fall from Sept 25 to Sept 26 in celebration of #Canada150! Aimed at promoting gender equality in Canadian politics, this program will open up opportunities for 100 brilliant female students from the University of Toronto to shadow a day in the life of a parliamentarian (1:1 mentorship). The program also includes a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada and a networking reception with our parliamentary hosts, staffers, media representatives, civil servants and federal ministers.
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto on a merit-based application process. For students interested in applying: you will receive a special invitation for application through your college/program if you are eligible to apply.
If you are based in the Ottawa region and interested in supporting this initiative, please write to us [uoft.womeninhouse@gmail.com] Our students will be live-tweeting their experiences #UTWIH2017 Photos from our last trip, with a special Q&A with Justice Rosie Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada can be found here: https://lnkd.in/fzCj5mq Past student reflections can be found here: https://lnkd.in/dRNSPnv

2017 Applications Now Open

Re: 2017 U of T Women in House Program (PDF Version)

*Please note that participants in previous years are not eligible to apply again.

The U of T Women in House is a new program aimed at promoting a greater female representation in the government by inviting female U of T students to shadow the lives of female Canadian politicians for a full day on the Hill in Ottawa. It 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 120 female undergraduate students from the University of Toronto have participated in this program. It is a non-partisan and bilingual program, co-founded by Tina Park and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Northern & Indigenous Affairs and M.P. for St. Paul’s.

The 2017 U of T Women in House will take place from March 22 to 23, 2017 in Ottawa. The participants will have a chance to mix & mingle with participating parliamentarians at the welcoming reception in Ottawa on the evening of March 22nd and spend the day with their host the next day.

This year’s program is open to any qualified female undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the following programs at the University of Toronto: Trinity One Program; Munk One Program; the International Relations Program at Trinity College; the Peace, Conflict, Justice Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs; the Department of Political Science; the University College; Massey College; Faculty of Law, and the School of Public Policy and Governance. The participants are selected on a merit-based application procedure administrated by each participating program.

[INFO SESSION] >> Friday, Jan 13th 2017 at 12-1pm @ Room 108N of the Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place). At this session, some of the past participants will be sharing their own experiences and the program coordinator will be happy to answer any questions. We encourage interested applicants to attend this session to find out more about the program.

[TO APPLY] Students interested in participating at the 2017 U of T Women in House should submit a full CV, a 1-page statement of interest, unofficial transcript and full contact information (email, phone, college, language skills and program) as a combined pdf to executive.director@ccr2p.org by midnight on Jan 31, 2017. Please indicate [Your program –Year-Name – U of T Women in House] in the subject line.

Successful candidates will be notified before the Reading week in February and there will be a mandatory briefing session prior to the trip to Ottawa in late February.

For U of T Media Relations Department’s coverage on the U of T Women in House, check out:

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/women-house-parliament-hill

http://news.utoronto.ca/women-house-female-students-shadow-senators-mps-parliament-hill

http://uoftwomeninhouse.wordpress.com/   ::  https://utwomeninhouse.wordpress.com/

2016 Program Info

Thank you to all of you who have applied for the 2016 U of T Women in House program! You should have received a confirmation of receipt email if your application was successfully received. We will notify you on the week of Feb 22nd if you’re selected to participate. Please stay tuned for more updates!

2016 U of T Women in House Program (Download as a PDF)

Please note: past participants may not re-apply to the 2016 program.

The U of T Women in House is a new program aimed at promoting a greater female representation in the government by inviting female U of T students to shadow the lives of female Canadian politicians for a full day on the Hill in Ottawa. It 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 80 female undergraduate students have participated in this program. It is a non-partisan and bilingual program, managed with the support of the office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.P. for St. Paul’s and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

WHEN: March 7th-8th 2016

WHERE: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Transportation provided through chartered greyhound bus & one night stay at a hotel in downtown Ottawa. First night includes a welcome reception & a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada.

FEMALE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS MAY APPLY FOR THIS YEAR’S U OF T WOMEN IN HOUSE:
>>Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Science

>>International Relations Program, Trinity College
>>Trinity One programme, Trinity College

>>Peace/Conflict/Justice, Munk School of Global Affairs

>>School of Public Policy and Governance at U of T

>>Massey College Junior Fellows
>>University College & Affiliated Programs: Canadian Studies, Health Studies, Cognitive Science, Sexual Diversity Studies, Drama

[TO APPLY] Submit a full CV, a 1-page statement of interest, unofficial transcript and full contact information (email, phone, college, language skills and program) to womeninhouse.uoft@gmail.com by midnight on February 5, 2015.  Please indicate [Your program –Year-Name – U of T Women in House] in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

  • Successful candidates will be notified by the end of the Reading Week in February. There will be a mandatory briefing session for all successful applicants and a registration fee of CAD $30.
  • Candidates are considered through a merit-based application procedure. Please spread the word and apply for this fantastic opportunity!

 For more information, please visit:

https://utwomeninhouse.wordpress.com/

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/women-house-parliament-hill

http://news.utoronto.ca/women-house-female-students-shadow-senators-mps-parliament-hill

Questions? Please contact us at [womeninhouse.uoft@gmail.com]

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2015 Women in House