January 8 - 10, 2016 | Hyatt Regency | Downtown vancouver
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The University of British Columbia Model United Nations (UBCMUN) debuted in 1993 as a pilot project of the International Relations Student Association, known as IRSA. UBCMUN had had its humble beginnings - its first conference was held on the University of British Columbia's campus. Through the years, UBCMUN has evolved to become Western Canada's largest collegiate Model United Nations conference. Held at one of Vancouver's most elegant hotels, UBCMUN is now IRSA's flagship event and draws delegates from all over the world. In January 2007, the scale of UBCMUN has grown so big that a UBC building could no longer manage the beehive created by over 300 delegates, along with 200 volunteers and a staff of 20. Since then, UBCMUN has found its new home in Downtown Vancouver and hopes to continue this tradition in future years.
UBCMUN strives to provide a platform for students all over the world to be educated about the inner workings of the United Nations, the world's largest and most diverse international organization. In true spirit of the UN, we expose students, known as delegates at the conference to exchange ideas, collaborate with one another, and resume the highest level of diplomacy. Our goal is to provide an environment to educate students about diplomacy and current global issues. We believe UBCMUN is a fantastic opportunity for participants to develop their public speaking, research, negotiating, and written and verbal communication skills.
International Relations Student Association (IRSA)
IRSA has been thriving since 1983 at the University of British Columbia. As the most active club on campus, it is also one of the most highly regarded student organizations throughout Canada and the United States. IRSA's mission is to provide a forum for international discourse and an outlet for students with an international flair or focus.
To learn more about IRSA and what they do, visit their site here.
Model United Nations Student Association (MUNSA)
MUNSA is the gateway to the MUN community at UBC. MUNSA organizes and trains student teams that represent UBC at regional and international Model UN Conferences. Conferences that the MUNSA delegations attend include UBCMUN, NWMUN-Seattle, NWMUN-Portland, and one of the most prestigious conferences in North America: National MUN in New York City!
To join one of their conference teams or learn more about MUNSA, vist their site here.
Meet your UBCMUN 2016 Secretariat.
International Press Corps
Chief of Staff
of Conference Services
Director of Volunteers
of External Relations
Director of Delegate Affairs
Director of Finance
Director of Events
Director of Public Relations
Assistant Director of Design
Director of Design
REGISTRATION & Hotel information
Prior to registration, we advise you to review the committee matrix.
Early-bird Registration (September 30-October 20): $80.00
Regular (October 21-December 10): $95.00
Late (December 11-January 7): $100.00
Head Delegate/Advisor (applies only if person is not in committee): $15.00
*Delegates have the choice of registering directly with UBCMUN as an independent delegate or can head over to MUNSA (Model United Nations Student Association) and register with them. Delegates that join MUNSA will receive training for the conference.
*When you register as a delegation, you need to submit only one delegation registration. Delegates within the delegation do not need to fill out a registration form.
Register here as an Independent Delegate
Register here as a Delegation
We are excited to call the Hyatt Regency our home for UBCMUN 2016. It is located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Hence, we have obtained special discounted rates for rooms at the Hyatt Regency, the official conference hotel for UBCMUN 2016.
Single/Double Room: $149/night
Triple/Quad Room: $169/night
More information regarding hotel reservations and how to book reservations will be made available once you have completed one of the registration options listed above.
Please book rooms early as UBCMUN has a limited block of rooms.
8:30 - 10: 30
10:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 01:30
01:30 - 04:30
04:30 - 06:30
06:30 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:00
Registration at Hotel
Optional Rule Briefing
First Committee Session
Second Committee Session
Head Delegate Meeting
8:30 - 9:00
09:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 01:30
01:30 - 03:20
03:30 - 04:30
04:30 - 07:30
07:30 - 08:00
07:30 - 09:00
09:00 - TBD
Third Committee Session
Fourth Committee Session
Fifth Committee Session
Head Delegate Meeting
Evening Social Event
09:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 01:00
01:00 - 02:30
03:15 - 04:00
Sixth Committee Session
Seventh Committee Session
Locations of committees will be available in the Delegate Handbook, which will be uploaded shortly.
Committees and Delegate Resources
Here you will find the background guides for each committee that will assist you in preparing for the conference and your process in writing the position papers. Scroll down to Delegate Resources to see the Position Paper Guidelines.
1. Provision for the well-being, safety, and human development of Palestine Refugees in the Middle East
2. International Cooperation on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Director: Ariane Lerouche
Assistant Director: Hana Osman
Chair: Oleg Tuzlukov
1. The Prevention and Countering of Cyberterrorism
2. Strengthening UN Peacekeeping Accountability and Efficiency
Director: Christian Halt
Assistant Director: Stephen Rimbakusumo
1. Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Vulnerable People during Humanitarian Crisis
2. Enhancing the Role of Women in Food Security Strategies
Director: Elena Ganacheva
Assistant: Agnetha De Sa
1. Child Labour and Trafficking as a Result of Civil Unrest
2. Equitable Access to Education for Children with Disabilities
Director: Nick Sigouin
Assistant Director: Kelvin Hsu
1. Enhancing Partnerships and Good Governance for Africa in the Post-2015 Framework
2. Including Vulnerable Populations in Africa's Economic and Social Development
Director: Ayush Datta
Assistant Director: Helen Claire Andrus
International Press Corps (IPC)
Director: Shermaine Chua
Assistant Director: Maria Dawson
Assistant Director: Robert Gorwa
In this section, you will find all the delegate resources that will better help you prepare for UBCMUN 2016. Prior to the conference, we highly recommend you to go through the Delegate Preparation Handbook. Whether it's your first time to a MUN conference or not, trust us, we know it helps.
Registration, Hotel Reservations, Delegate Affairs & Delegate Funding
Ralph Tsang, Director of Delegate Affairs
Volunteer Questions & Concerns
Yiming Liu, Director of Volunteers
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Fiona Wong, External Relations
Verna Yam, Secretary-General
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