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!
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.