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!
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
Students interested in participating in the FALL 2018 – U of T Women in House should submit the following documents via e-mail to email@example.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].
- 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 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:
- “Women in House: Putting a human face on politics for female U of T students” | Arthur Kaptainis