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Model United Nations

About MtAUN

Who Are We?

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Mount Allison Model United Nations (MtAUN) is a not for profit, student-run organization which is located upon the ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples. Based in Sackville, New Brunswick, and located in the heart of the Maritime Provinces, the MtAUN Conference is a one of a kind experience on the East Coast of Canada. This October 18th to 20th, the MtAUN Conference will run as a preparatory conference accessible to all skill levels. Committees are designed to foster the development of Model United Nations skills for new delegates as well as to advance the skills of practised Model United Nations delegates. The MtAUN Conference provides opportunities for delegates to explore and engage in a General Assembly, Specialized Agency, or a Crisis Committee. Committees will provide creative and hands-on opportunities for delegates to be immersed in international diplomacy, foreign policy, and global citizenship. By creating a dynamic and innovative space for delegates, the MtAUN Secretariat aims to inspire further investigation and interest in the United Nations.

What Is Model United Nations?

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Model United Nations Conferences are an opportunity for students to be immersed in global civil society. Conferences are a great opportunity to about global issues, foreign policy, and develop research, public speaking, and collaboration skills. Model United Nations Conference committees run as simulations of the United Nations. Each committee is focussed on a relevant, historical, or fictional issue. Participants are assigned to a delegate or character and are tasked with representing the foreign policy or goals of that individual. Delegates enact these motives in regards to the specific issue that committee is tasked with solving. The overall aim of delegates is to have their goals represented in actions or papers from the committee.

Mount Allison University

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Mount Allison University campus

Established in 1839, Mount Allison University’s beautiful and historically rich campus is nestled on the Tantramar marshes in the heart of Sackville, New Brunswick. Mount Allison attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world. It has had 53 Rhodes Scholars to date — one of the best records in the country — and counts many of Canada’s top business, cultural, and community leaders among its graduates. Notable graduates include: the late Alex Colville, renowned Canadian artist; CBC news anchor Ian Hanomansing; Catherine Callbeck, senator and first female Canadian premier (PEI); and Margaret McCain, Canadian philanthropist and first female lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick. The University offers five undergraduate degrees — Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Music — as well as a Master of Science degree. It has been ranked the #1 undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine more times than any other university. Along with academic offerings, Mount Allison is home to a lively campus with more than 150 student clubs and societies and offers a wide range of sports, fitness, and recreational opportunities as well as varsity, club, and intramural leagues. The University also has a rich social atmosphere and supportive residence system that fosters life-long relationships among its students and community members.

Sackville, New Brunswick

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Sackville: The Cultural Crossroads of the Maritimes

Whether you are here to visit, work or looking for a place to call home, Sackville is a community that is proud of what it has to offer and recognizes the tremendous opportunities in the future. It’s a friendly, diverse and open-minded town with warm-hearted citizens with a keen interest in their heritage, the arts, and nature. Sackville is also very fortunate to have one of the country’s best universities in its downtown, which makes a significant contribution to the economic well-being and social vitality of our community. Sackville is a community that you will appreciate whether you are a resident or student, a tourist, or a business looking to relocate. Our visitor information centre is a great place to start for further community information, places to visit and things to do. We would be happy to connect with you and assist your interest because there is so much more for you to discover about our community. Let us know if there is anything further that we can do to help you enjoy Sackville as much as we do!