Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee

Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee–Call for Volunteers


The 2015 Hart House Hancock Lecture is seeking student volunteers to sit on the lecture advisory committee which is responsible for the overall management of the lecture, one of Hart House’s signature events.


This positions calls for an enthusiastic, engaged and committed student who is interested in making a difference in their community and furthering issues of importance to youth and citizenship. Participation on this committee will be eligible for validation/recognition on the Co-Curricular Record.


Eligibility Requirements
  • Current U of T student
  • Have an interest in social issues and youth engagement
  • Available to attend meetings and participate in event planning duties
  • Have knowledge of /or interest in Hart House programmes and activities?


Time Commitment

Students must be available to attend a series of meetings either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly as required and agreed to by the committee from September through to February (not including exam/holiday break) plus a commitment to the night of the Hancock Lecture (to be held during the first week of February or first week of March 2015)


As a member of the Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee, students will:

  • Plan, organize and help facilitate one of Hart House’s signature annual events
  • Develop and oversee a student/campus focused communications plan
  • Submit and or review speaker candidates and topic selection
  • Create co-programming activities to complement lecture topic
  • Promote the lecture through social media
  • Perform other key event duties that may include: speaker introductions, Q & A moderator, greeter, facilitator, etc.


If this sounds like you, join us for a welcome and introduction meeting.


When: Wed., August 27, 5-6:30 pm
Where: South Dining Room
Cost: Free / Refreshments included
RSVP and Info: zoe.dille@utoronto.ca

About the Hart House Hancock Lecture
The Hart House Hancock Lecture was launched in 2001 by former Warden Margaret Hancock, with the aim of establishing an annual public lecture at Hart House. Organized by students, the Hancock Lecture aspires to ignite public conversation and critical debate by taking issues identified by youth to a broad audience. The Hancock Lecture Student Organizing Committee creates opportunities for student engagement in a wide range of areas: selection of the speaker, marketing and promotion, student outreach, logistics, event delivery, assessment and evaluation. The tremendous insight and energy brought to the event by the Organizing Committee is what makes the Hancock Lecture an annual highlight at the University of Toronto and the wider community. Through the Hancock Lecture, students focus on an emerging voice who serves to galvanize constructive dialogue on issues related to personal and collective identities, civic engagement and the responsibilities of active citizenship.


Lecture Vision
It is our hope that the Hancock Lecture Series will create a public conversation with and among young people. We aspire to disseminate the ideas of original thinkers, encouraging public discussion and analysis of these ideas. Part of our dream is that the Lecture will bridge the interests of students with the public good and therefore enhance the capacity of Canadians to create a vibrant, supple and imaginative nation. Through the Hancock lecture, we hope to make an important intellectual and cultural contribution to the University and surrounding community.

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