Dawson delegation at North American Model U.N.

Chris Bourne (Political Science) and Caroline Chochol (Psychology) led a  Dawson College delegation of 34 students to Toronto to participate in the 35th edition of the North American Model United Nations. It was held at the beautiful Victoria College campus of the University of Toronto from Feb. 20-23.

Our students debated pressing global and historical challenges with over 300 students from across eastern Canada and the United States, from schools such as Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, Marianopolis College, McMaster University, Duquesne University, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and many others.

They participated in a variety of committees, such as the World Heath Organization, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, the International Court of Justice, and an historical simulation of the fall of the Soviet Union. Topics discussed included Populist Authoritarianism, the Future of Work, Protectionism and International Trade, Security Issues in the South China Sea, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3 on Good Health and Well-Being.

Dawson students earned seven individual awards, and our delegation as a whole was honoured with the ‘Best Large Delegation’ award. The latter is particularly significant, as it demonstrates a high level of engagement by all of our students across every committee, and speaks to the strength of our robust training program that ensures any committed Dawson student will be well-prepared to actively participate in Model United Nations simulations.


Last Modified: February 25, 2020