Multiple awards for Bishop’s
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.