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]

2015 Women in House