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Hamilton Matters Fund

What is the Hamilton Matters Fund?

The Hamilton Matters Fund was created to offer students funding to participate in events and activities taking place in the City of Hamilton that allow students to do one or more of the following:

  • Learn more about current issues in the City of Hamilton and surrounding area
  • Think critically about how your experience in the City of Hamilton can provide you with a new perspective on the topics you are learning in class
  • Reflect on how what you learn through your degree can contribute positively to the City of Hamilton
  • Network with professionals and community members in the City of Hamilton
  • Expand your interests and experiences as related to possible future careers

Who is eligible to apply?

Activities offered through the Office of Experiential Education (EE) are available to undergraduate students who meet the main eligibility criteria listed on our website.

Students can apply for more than one Hamilton Matters Fund event.

How do I apply and get reimbursed?

How to Apply

Simply send an email to including the following information:

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

Full Hamilton Matters Fund details, including information about reimbursements and reflections, can be found on the Hamilton Matters Fund Info Sheet.

How to Get Tickets and Reimbursement

  • Tickets are not held for students.
  • Students must purchase their own tickets and cannot be reimbursed until after the event has taken place and they provide a receipt of purchase as well as proof of attendance (conference name tag, conference handbook, etc.)

 

 

Event Details Overview Cost Application Deadline
to be Considered for
Hamilton Matters Funding

International Women and Children's Health Conference

http://bit.ly/2CLRUVr

Date: November 23, 2019

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main  St. W., Hamilton)

This one-day conference is designed for students, faculty, and community members who wish to explore the many facets of women’s and children’s health.

The theme, "Ideas to Action: Advocating for Women and Children's Health" will be addressed through the lens of medicine, social work, research, philanthropy, law and more!

$25

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot.

Requests for reimbursement will close December 3 at 4pm.

Toronto Black Policy Conference

bit.ly/34Y7tp2

Date: November 30, 2019

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (1 Devonshire Place, Toronto )

A policy-driven forum which seeks to create a safe space for Black community members and allies to collaborate, innovate and find sustainable solutions for policy issues affecting Toronto's Black communities.

 $35 registration fee and up to $40 of transportation costs

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot.

Requests for reimbursement will close December 10 at 4pm.

Ambitious City with Toronto Mayor John Tory

http://bit.ly/2Og8Zfs

Date: December 3, 2019

Time: 7:30am-9:30am

Location: LIUNA Station (360 James St. N., Hamilton)

This fireside chat with Toronto Mayor, John Tory, will cover a wide variety of city-building topics including regional collaboration between the GTHA anchor communities. $55

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot.

Requests for reimbursement will close December 13 at 4pm.

Hamilton HIVE  - STEEL Conference
(Strength. Tenacity. Entrepreneurship. Effervescence. Leadership.)

Date: January 18, 2020

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Tim Horton's Field Community Space (64 Melrose Ave. N., Hamilton)

Post-secondary students, recent grads, emerging and established leaders are welcome! You are the leaders and future leaders who are shaping the City of Hamilton. 

 

$55

Planning to attend? Interested in being reimbursed the registration fee? Contact Ruthanne Talbot.

Requests for reimbursement will close January 28 at 4pm.

 

For any questions pertaining to the Hamilton Matters Fund and how to apply, please contact: 

photo of Ruthanne Talbot

Ruthanne Talbot


Programming and Outreach Manager, Academic placements & community engaged learning