CALL FOR APPLICATIONS — FALL 2018 — U of T Women in House Program

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 for Northern & Indigenous 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 300 bright female undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto have participated in this program.

We will be hosting a special edition of the U of T Women in House this fall to celebrate Women’s History Month, from October 15 to 16, 2018, with 100 top students from the University of Toronto. The program features a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada, a mock trial and an intimate Q/A session with one of the Supreme Court Justices.

There will also be a ​welcome reception on the Hill in Ottawa on the evening of Oct 15th with cabinet ministers, participating parliamentarians, journalists and civil servants and staffers for our students. Students will be shadowing an MP or a Senator for the full day on Oct 16th and head back to Toronto. We invite applications from bright & eager students to apply for this special experience of a lifetime!

ELIGIBLITY

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 2018-2019 session:

  • Asian Institute at Munk School
  • Canadian Studies Program at University College
  • CERES at Munk School
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of History
  • Faculty of Law
  • Massey College (Junior Fellows)
  • Munk One Program
  • MGA Program at Munk School
  • Master of Public Policy Program at Munk School
  • New College
  • Peace, Conflict and Justice Program at Munk School
  • Rotman School of Management
  • Trinity College
  • University College
  • Victoria College

[TO APPLY]

Students interested in participating in the FALL 2018 – U of T Women in House should submit the following documents via e-mail to uoft.womeninhouse@gmail.com by June 15, 2018 (midnight EST).

In the subject line of the email, please indicate [2018 Fall U of T Women in House Application – Your Program/College – Your Full Name].

  • 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 andapplications 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.

Results will be announced before July 1st and there will be an online training session in summer & a mandatory briefing session and networking opportunities in the fall before the trip.

To learn more, visit: 

WiH Program

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FALL 2018 U OF T WOMEN IN HOUSE PROGRAM

The U of T Women in House is an innovative 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 300 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 Dr. Tina Park and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett.

We will be hosting a special edition of the U of T Women in House in the fall of 2018 to celebrate Women’s History Month. 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, Oct 15th to Tues, Oct 16th in Ottawa. The program involves a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada and a Q/A with Justice Rosie Abella (TBC), as well as a mock trial. There will also be a welcome reception on the Hill in Ottawa on the evening of Oct 15th 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 Oct 16th.

We invite applications from bright & eager students interested in experiencing a day on the Hill! This year’s program will feature online training and offline networking opportunities in advance of the trip to Ottawa.

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 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)
– Asian Institute at Munk School
– Faculty of Law
– New College

– Rotman School of Business

– Department of History

– Victoria College
[TO APPLY]
Students interested in participating in the FALL 2018 – 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 June 10, 2018.

Please indicate [Your program/college –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.

2018 Women in House: Update

* 2018 U of T Women in House program will feature 50 top participant from Hart House, Trin One, Trinity College, University College, Victoria College & Department of Political Science.
* This year’s program will run from Feb 28 to March 1, 2018 in Ottawa. It will feature a special tour of the Supreme Court of Canada, a welcoming networking reception with all participating hosts and cabinet ministers & 1:1 shadowing with an MP or a Senator!
* The application process for this year’s program has now closed. All successful candidates have been notified. We thank everyone for interest & support!
* All selected participants must attend the mandatory briefing session on Feb 15th to complete the registration.
* The parliament hosts for our Winter 2018 program are listed below:
Hon. Carla Qualtrough 
Hon. Marilou McPhedran 
Hon. Salma Ataullahjan
Minister Bardish Chagger
Minister Carolyn Bennett
MP Alaina Lockhart
MP Anita Vandenbeld
MP Cheryl Hardcastle 
MP Christine Moore
MP Elizabeth May 
MP Eva Nassif 
MP Fayçal El-Khoury
MP Francesco Sorbara
MP Gary Anandasangaree
MP Gordie Hogg 
MP Hedy Fry 
MP Irene Mathyssen
MP Jennifer O’Connell
MP Jonathan Wilkinson
MP Joyce Murray 
MP Julie Dzerowicz 
MP Karen McCrimmon 
MP Karen Vecchio
MP Marwan Tabbara
MP Mary Ann Mihychuk
MP Mary Ng
MP Michel Picard
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
MP Nikki Ashton 
MP Pam Damoff 
MP Rachel Blaney
MP Raj Grewal
MP Rob Oliphant 
MP Sheila Malcolmson
MP Terry Duguid
MP Yasmin Ratansi
Senator Kim Pate 
Senator Yonah Martin 

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.

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]

Gallery

2015 Women in House