Applications for the Equithon Committee are now open!

See below for a list of available positions.


Available 2018 Equithon Committee Positions

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator will be required to write and revise content for emails, social media posts, the Equithon website, and more. We’re looking for someone with excellent written communication skills to fill this position.


The Designer will be working closely with the Marketing Team to develop the Equithon brand. The Designer will also be responsible for creating designs for the Equithon website, marketing materials, and swag. This role allows for artistic freedom, but requires someone who can communicate their ideas to the rest of the team.


Two Equithon Developers will be tasked with creating a platform to host the website, hacker applications, and collect and store information required for planning the event. Closer to the event, the developers will also be creating a mobile app. We require developers with front-end or back-end experience, but having experience in both is a plus! Mobile development experience (either iOS or Android) is strongly recommended.

Finance Coordinator

The Finance Director will be in charge of all Equithon funds, including managing the budget, reimbursement processes, and invoices in cooperation with the Sponsorship Team. We are looking for an individual with experience creating and managing budgets.

Operations Coordinator

Three Operations Coordinators will be responsible for ensuring that everything at the event runs smoothly, from food, to workshops, to judging, and more. We’re looking for someone who has demonstrated excellent time management and problem solving skills.

Sponsorship Coordinator

The Sponsorship Coordinator will be required to contact sponsors through emails, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings in order to raise funds for Equithon. We’re looking for someone with excellent communication skills who is able to close deals and negotiate with sponsors.


What is Equithon?

Equithon is a hackathon for students to create technical projects that solve an equity issue or promote equity. We strive to provide an inclusive environment at our event where hackers can get support from industry mentors to develop their ideas and projects.

The second annual Equithon will be taking place in May 2018.

Equity isn’t a women’s issue.
Equity is an everybody issue.
— Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where the participants, either individually or in teams, build projects from scratch over a short period of time (in this case, three days) and present to a team of judges. Hackathons are a place to be creative, learn new skills, and make new friends!

Can I attend if I have never coded and/or been to a hackathon before?

Definitely! The Equithon is open to all students who are interested in supporting equity. Experience in coding is an asset, but is not required. There will be many workshops tailored to a range of skill levels to help you with your hack.

What can I make?

You can make anything that raises awareness of or addresses an issue related to equity - whether it be gender, racial, etc. We will be providing resources leading up to and during Equithon to help you brainstorm.

Can I work on a project at the Equithon that I’ve already started?

No. To ensure fairness, hackers must submit projects started at the Equithon.

Why is the Equithon not an overnight event?

We decided that the Equithon should not be an overnight event because we want to be as inclusive as possible. Hackathons that span a whole weekend can be intimidating - we want people who would not normally be comfortable attending hackathons to join us too.

When are applications open?

Applications for hackers will open in Winter 2018.

Have more questions?

Send us an email at hello@equithon.org