RyeMUN at QMUN 2012

Do you like diplomacy and debate? What about traveling to other universities to debate about current issues that face our world? Perhaps Ryerson Model United Nations might interest you.

From November 8th until November 11th the Ryerson Model United Nations (RyeMUN) delegation traveled to Queen’s University to participate in the Queen’s Model United Nations (QMUN) Conference. RyeMUN has been a participant at this conference for the past few years and has done considerably well each time they have attended.

This year I was pleased to represent RyeMUN at the conference by participating as the Philippines on the United Nations Center for Technology on Science and Development (UNCSTD). Being a part of this conference was so much fun and truly allowed me to brush up on my debate and public speaking skills. The topics of “water technology,” “digital education for developing countries,” “digital technology for indigenous communities,” and a crisis issue of “a nuclear meltdown in Iran” were interesting, thought-provoking and brought about some great debate. Not only did I enjoy myself in debate, but I also met some really cool other people from different schools from all over Ontario. There were about 160 delegates from Ontario Universities at the conference and many different committees to choose from. The Ryerson delegation had at least one delegate represented on each committee from the UNDP to the Security Council.

RyeMUN is always looking for people to join and attends several conferences throughout the year. For further information about RyeMUN please visit www.ryemun.ca.

Hope to see you at one of the meetings, which are held one per week in the Student Center. Come get your “MUN” on with RyeMUN!

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