Border Jets Do It Again - Tops In All of Quebec!
We're Number One! The Border Pee-Wee B Jets, who did the border and Estrie region proud by winning the Quebec Inter-Regional championship on the weekend, are (front row) goalies Dylan Knight and Bryce Champney, (kneeling) Julia Ballinger, Patrick Lavallee, Adam Houle and (standing) Dawson Coates, Lucas Stevenson, Adam Sykes, Mathis Robert, Daniel Lanoue, Riley Larocque, Logan Beasse, Noah Sheldon and Korey Goudreau. Head coach Travis "Tug" Sheldon (middle) and assistants Brent Lavallee and Marc Lanoue guided the championship team.
The Border Jets Pee-Wee B hockey team capped a memorable season on Sunday in Trois-Rivieres, claiming number-one-in-all-of-Quebec bragging rights by capturing the Quebec Inter-Regional championship, defeating the Laurentides-Lanaudiere region's represen-
The Bishop's University Model UN team was named an ‘Outstanding Delegation' at the 2016 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference, the highest honour given by the annual conference held in New York City. More than over 4,000 students from schools all over the world participated.
In addition, two Bishop’s students, Hannah McLean and Emma Fingler, received the "Outstanding Delegates” award for their work.
These honors come on the heels of the Quebec Model United Nations (QMUN) conference, which was held at Bishop’s in early February.
Year after year, Bishop’s stands out at NMUN. 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 honored for properly representing their designated country, participating effectively in committees and proper use of rules and procedure.
“I’m very proud our entire delegation, which performed brilliantly and continued our long tradition of success at NMUN,’’ said Dr. Sarah-Myriam 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 student fees and fundraising. tatives 3-2 in the championship game. An exciting back and forth battle saw the two teams in a 2-2 deadlock after two periods, with Dawson Coates, (while the Jets were killing a penalty!), firing home a feed from linemate Lucas Stevenson with some six minutes to go for the winning margin. After seeing the opposition open the scoring, Stevenson and Adam Houle gave the Jets the lead, before the "Ambassadeurs" knotted the score, setting up the third period thriller. The Estrie champs had advanced to the final by defeating the host Mauricie region's team 5-2 earlier in the day, the same club that had beaten the Jets 5-4 in overtime when the championship tournament got underway Thursday morning. Friday morning saw the Jets bounce back with a 2-0 victory over the Richelieu region champions and was followed Saturday morning by a 5-0 quarter-final triumph over the Montreal area reps. Stevenson totalled nine goals in the five games, while Coates scored in four of the contests, with Daniel Lanoue (3) and Adam Sykes (2) also contributing goals. Of particular note/ merit is the fact that the local youngsters, due to 9, 9:30 and 10 am start times, boarded buses at the Pat Burns Arena in Stanstead at five o'clock most mornings, with family/fans along to encourage. The championship team is greatly appreciative of local businesses, organizations and individuals who helped with sponsoring the transportation and chance-of-a-lifetime experience. In the words of team manager Joleen Smith, "the team would like to give a special shout out to" Grand Quartz, the Stanstead Legion, Rock of Ages, Derusha Supply, Granit Design, C.O.M. Granit, C. Rouleau Granit, Pizzeria Steve, Marché Traditions Guy Patry, Ogden Machine, L.P. Garage, Global Excel, Lionel Roarke and the Stanstead Fire Department. With two tournament titles followed up by league, regional and inter-regional championships, the 2015-16 Border pee-wee Jets' season will not be soon forgotten.
The full team consisted of: Abigail Vandzura, Heather Barlow, Melissa Rusanganwa, Natalie Hickey, Felicia Benbow, Esther Peev, Alyssa Duchesneau-Custeau, Hannah McLean, Oscar Veron, Jennifer Rooney, Tegan Belrose, Alexander Van Beers, Edgardo Alegria, Nicholas Blanchette, Reilly Canie, Mackenzie Vezina, Marion Clech, and Emma Fingler. The two head delegates were Rinsola Oyawoye and Michael Chuang.