Obstacles to Female Leadership: In Conversation with Marie Henein

By Sarah Baker For female attorneys in Canada, the glass ceiling seems to have hardened into a concrete wall. According to findings by the Catalyst, a global non-profit that assists organizations in advancing women into positions of leadership, female attorneys remain significantly underrepresented in positions of seniority, despite constituting nearly half of all practicing lawyers […]

Add Women, Change Politics

by Hiba Siddiqui Every year, the Women In House Program at the University of Toronto provides a platform for female students across a range of undergraduate and graduate programs to share the daily lives of parliamentarians. It is an innovative way to promote greater female representation in government and to encourage young females to pursue positions […]

Beyond Ottawa: The career of Christine Hogan

Christine Hogan’s career path has not exactly been conventional. Currently the Executive Director responsible for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean at the World Bank, she has previously been a Deputy Minister of International Trade and a foreign and defense policy advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She has also held senior policy positions in the […]

Hope, optimism and the changing face of politics: Barack Obama in Toronto

Jonah Kotzer On Friday, September 29th, former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event was hosted by Canada 2020 and drew an audience of 3,000 people, who paid $10,000 per table to attend. Students of University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance were invited to volunteer at […]