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.

>>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:




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


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