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A Remarkable Assembly -- MPP Job Shadow 2019

McMaster has an opportunity to send a small group of female students to participate in a specially tailored 2-day event at Queen’s Park, hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Women’s Forum and the Protocol & Public Relations Branch. Join us! Online applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2019 @ 11:59 pm.

Mar 01, 2019

Do you have an interest in civics and current affairs? Are you actively involved in your community? Do you have aspirations to seek public office or want to know what it's like to be a political representative?  

The Department of Political Science has partnered up with The Socrates Project to launch "A Remarkable Assembly-- MPP Job Shadow 2019". The Socrates Project brings together artists, scholars from across the disciplines, and diverse communities to engage in crucial conversations around the most pressing issues of our time. Championed by President Deane, The Socrates Project is made possible by a generous gift from Chancellor Emeritus L.R. “Red” Wilson. Student participation in the Remarkable Assembly is being funded through the Faculty of Social Sciences, Office of Experiential Education (EE), Student Experience Fund. 

Proposal:

A small group of female students will be selected to represent McMaster in a specially tailored 2-day event at Queen’s Park, hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Women’s Forum and the Protocol & Public Relations Branch.

On Monday April 15th, our students will engage with 124 other young women from across Ontario in the “Our Remarkable Assembly – Women’s Forum,” which will feature a full-day program to promote active citizenship and public engagement though education and empowerment. 

On Tuesday April 16th, McMaster students exclusively will be able to job-shadow a female MPP, which may include sitting in on meetings, media scrums, and interacting with her staff. Across the two days, participants will experience parliament in action, meet prominent Ontario women and key parliamentary figures, and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective of Ontario’s Parliament and the work of a female MPP. 

Join us! Online applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2019 @ 11:59 pm 

Eligibility: 

  • Female-identifying undergraduate students 
  • Undergraduate students majoring in Political Science (2nd year or higher) OR who are enrolled in/have completed Pol Sci 3V03 (Gender & Politics) 
  • Permanent residents of Ontario 
  • Between the ages of 20 to 35 

Program Highlights: 

  • Spend two (2) full days in Toronto 
  • Increase your understanding of the parliamentary process 
  • Observe the Legislature in action 
  • Discuss with prominent Ontario women ways to become active citizens and effect change 
  • Network and collaborate with young women from across Ontario with similar interests 

What’s Included? 

  • All meals including a reception dinner 
  • Reimbursement of transportation costs 
  • Hotel accommodation for one (1) night in Toronto 

Application Details: 

  • Online application 
  • Submit complete application via email to polisci@mcmaster.ca before the application deadline 
  • Candidates must demonstrate leadership, a commitment to and enthusiasm for active citizenship, democracy, governance and parliament