First-year Students: Join a Committee


Get Involved

Are you a first-year student? This is your opportunity to be a leader.

Hart House has an array of Standing Committees which represent broad areas of interest and learning and help to develop programs for students and communities!

Hart House has long stood as a place of learning, expression and fun. Be a part of that action.

All students are welcome, but there is also a voting role for a first-year students on each of Hart House’s committee – this is the time to make a difference in with these groups in Art, Debates & Dialogue, Hart House Farm, Literary & Library, Music, Recreational Athletics & Wellness, Social Justice, and Hart House Theatre.

Through your commitment and input you will learn about committee process, as well as program planning and management – while also your voice heard and your ideas a reality. See the attached application form for more detail on how to get involved as a voting member and first-year rep on any of these groups!

Fill out the form below, or download the PDF form and email it to Cynthia Nevins at cynthia.nevins@utoronto.ca or complete the online application form.

 


First-year Student Voting Member Applications

One voting position on each committee is specifically for a first-year student. All committees accept non-voting committee members that participate all year long, so even if you aren’t elected to a voting position, you can still be involved.

Eligibility Criteria:

All first-year University of Toronto students

Submission Deadline:

September 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm

How to apply:

Download the form here, or fill out the online application below.

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Hart House Standing Committee Descriptions

 

Standing Committees meet approximately every 3 weeks – some in the morning, some in the evening depending on student availability. Through your commitment and input you will learn about committee process, event planning and management, and financial management – at the same time as making your voice heard and your ideas a reality! Hart House has long stood as a place of learning, expression and fun. Be a part of that action!


Alumni

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. The Hart House Alumni Committee presents a number of enjoyable programs and events each year. Dine with a guest at the Annual Dinner Series.


Art

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Work in association with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery that produces a year-round program of contemporary art exhibitions, artist and curatorial residencies, and educational events. Have an active role in research, guided tours, receptions, lectures, screenings, and visits with artists and curators.


Debates

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Bring dialogue, discussion and debate about important issues to campus. Develop your skills in public speaking, organization and promotion. Organize major invitational and high school debating tournaments. Participate in community outreach projects with local high schools.


Farm

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Work and play at the 150-acre Hart House Farm in the Caledon Hills. Plan and execute four seasonal celebrations, help preserve the Farm’s natural beauty, develop and review policies for the use of the Farm. There is no better place to learn “outside the classroom” than at Hart House Farm.


Finance

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Ensure fair allocation of the Hart House budget in support of student programming and the many services and expenses that ensure Hart House’s financial viability for future UofT students. Monitor financial performance, analyze the annual budget, make recommendations for long range planning, and oversee the annual audit process.



Music

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Bring great musical sounds and experiences to UofT! Learn about the music industry from event production, concert coordination, music publicity and booking artists. Hart House hosts over 50 musical events a year – from the urban sounds of the city to innovative jazz riffs, classic melodies and an open mic night. Write, design, edit and produce DEMO, our very own music magazine.


Literary & Library

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Explore and promote the literary arts through management and maintenance of the Library collection, organizing monthly readings and literary pubs, running annual contests for poetry and short stories, designing writers’ workshops and writing groups, and publishing the annual Hart House Review.


Recreational Athletics

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Help plan classes/programs for fitness, dance, Pilates, yoga and racquet sports. Organize and volunteer at special events including the Indoor Triathlon, curling bonspiel, golf day, ski days, and Bike Month Breakfast. Participate in the planning of state-of-the-art equipment acquisition.


Social Justice

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Raise awareness about social and environmental issues by hosting events that provide an open forum for members of on and off campus social justice groups to meet and collaborate. Connecting students to community groups creates valuable opportunities for education and participation through a broad range of social justice issues. Get involved on the Hart House Sustainability Committee.


Theatre

One (1) voting position is available for a first year student. Join the blend of students and professionals, actors, play wrights, film makers, dancers, directors, musicians, and technicians in a unique formal and informal educational opportunity. Participate in the creation of the Hart House Theatre’s Season. Help organize three annual festivals: Drama, Film and Dance.

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