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 Canadian politicians for a full day on the Hill in Ottawa.
It involves a subsidized, two-day trip to Ottawa for young students 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 150 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 Northern and Indigenous Affairs.
※ Please note the change of dates to March 22-23 for the 2017 program.
U of T’s coverage of the 2016 program can be found here.
Details for the 2017 Program
WHEN: March 22-23, 2017
WHERE: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
FEMALE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS MAY APPLY FOR THE 2017 U OF T WOMEN IN HOUSE PROGRAM:
>>Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Science
>>Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program@Munk
>>Trinity College & Trin One
>>University College & UC One (TBC)
>>Peace/Conflict/Justice, Munk School of Global Affairs
>>School of Public Policy and Governance at U of T
>>Massey College Junior Fellows
>> Faculty of Law
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Jan 31, 2017. Please indicate [Your program –Year-Name – U of T Women in House] in the subject line and indicate your stream.
Please note that the application procedure is very competitive and only fully completed applications will be considered. Candidates are selected on a merit-based selection process and will be notified by mid-Feb.
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Last year’s participants have written reflections on their experience, which can be found here.
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