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Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum for Students

Funding available for Social Sciences students to attend this in-person event on April 10. Apply for funding by April 4.

Apr 01, 2022


Are you considering a career in public administration, policy, planning, economic development, or finance?

Attend the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum for Students and apply to have the registration fee reimbursed through the Student Experience Fund, offered by Careers & Experiential Education in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

About the Event

The event takes place on Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. W., Toronto.

Listen to a panel of municipal professionals share information about what it’s like to work for a municipality. Ask questions and learn about:

  • Why you should consider a career in municipal government
  • The type of knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, or qualifications required to work for a municipality
  • What it takes to succeed
  • Opportunities for growth
  • How the industry is evolving
  • What to expect in this line of work

Details and registration at

How do I apply and how to I get the funding?

If you are an undergraduate student currently registered in 18 units or more in a Social Sciences degree program, you are eligible to apply to have your registration cost reimbursed. This includes students in Levels I, II, III and IV as well as international students.

Send an email to Ruthanne Talbot at, including the following information:

  • Your name;
  • Your student number; and
  • A brief statement of interest (approx. 250 words or less) indicating why you are interested in attending, what you hope to learn, and how this event links to your academic studies and career interests.

Other important details include:

  1. Apply for funding by Tuesday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m. and you will be notified by the end of that day if you will be provided with reimbursement. Applications after this date may be considered if tickets are still available.

  2. Once you are aware of your funding status, you are responsible for purchasing your own ticket. Tickets are currently available. We cannot hold tickets on your behalf nor guarantee availability, so apply for the reimbursement as soon as you know you are planning to attend.

  3. After the event is complete, submit your registration receipt via email to to be processed. It typically takes 2-3 weeks for the cheque to arrive at your address in the mail.

  4. Within 2-3 weeks of the experience, students submit a brief (max. 2-page, double spaced) reflection of the event. This is not an academic paper. More details will be provided. Alternative reflections may be considered (e.g. blog post, Instagram story, etc. with pre-approval).

What if I have questions?

Please send any questions to Ruthanne Talbot, Experiential Program Manager at