Mul­ti­ple awards for Bishop’s

Stanstead Journal - - LENOXVILLE NEWS -

Bishop’s has had great suc­cess at NMUN over the years. Since the first club team in 1997, stu­dent del­e­ga­tions have been rec­og­nized for ex­cel­lence, in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple awards for out­stand­ing po­si­tion pa­pers, distinc­tion for work in in­di­vid­ual com­mit­tees, over­all Hon­or­able Men­tions, as well as Dis­tin­guished Del­e­ga­tion Awards.

The NMUN is a com­pre­hen­sive and in­tense sim­u­la­tion of United Na­tions ses­sions. It al­lows stu­dents to take lead­er­ship po­si­tions, re­solve con­flicts and par­tic­i­pate in ne­go­ti­a­tions. Each par­tic­i­pat­ing school forms del­e­ga­tions as­signed to a coun­try, and del­e­ga­tions are hon­oured for prop­erly rep­re­sent­ing their des­ig­nated coun­try, par­tic­i­pat­ing ef­fec­tively in com­mit­tees and proper use of rules and pro­ce­dure.

“This year, our stu­dents con­tin­ued our long tra­di­tion of suc­cess at NMUN. I’m very proud of them,’’ said Dr. SarahMyr­iam Martin-Brûlé, a pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Pol­i­tics and In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, who di­rected the stu­dents this year. “Over the years, our ‘United Na­tions Practicum’ course has con­sis­tently pre­pared our stu­dents for this event. The course has been very ef­fec­tive in de­vel­op­ing their re­search, an­a­lyt­i­cal, writ­ing, and de­bat­ing skills in a prac­ti­cal set­ting.’’

The Model UN pro­gram is funded by a com­bi­na­tion of stu­dent fees, fundrais­ing, and the gen­er­ous sup­port of the Min­istère des Re­la­tions In­ter­na­tionales et de la Fran­co­phonie as well as the Bishop’s Uni­ver­sity Foun­da­tion and alumni.

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