When: April 5-7, 2013
Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Who: Secondary school students
It is with great pleasure that we open the Secretary-General application for CAHSMUN 2014.
This is an incredible opportunity for you to be a part of an organization that bestows the minds of youth with abilities to tackle the complexities of the world. As Secretary-General, you will lead a team in planning and executing the 2014 conference. This experience promises to be as challenging as it is rewarding.
The application can be found at:
The application for other positions on the Secretariat will be available later on.
If you have any questions, please email the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal coffee chats with one or more members of the Board are also available. We look forward to reading your amazing application and remember, the deadline is May 31st!
The Board of Directors
Dear prospective delegates, teachers, parents and sponsors,
It is with immense pride that I welcome you to the 2013 edition of the Canadian High Schools Model United Nations. From April 5th-7th, the exquisite Sheraton Wall Centre in the heart of vibrant downtown Vancouver shall be transformed into the venue for one of Western Canada's oldest, largest and most prestigious MUN conferences. For three days, delegates shall have the unique experience of collaborating with, and debating against a diverse group of passionate teenagers from across Canada and the world. Combine this with inspiring guest speakers, and an exciting delegate social, CAHSMUN promises to be a weekend to remember.
CAHSMUN provides delegates with the opportunity to represent a comprehensive array of nations, across a selection of 12 stellar committees with unique and engaging topics, each complete with their own team of four trained and experienced committee staff. Before the conference even begins delegates are required research and process information on their nation's policies, whilst honing their writing skills as they produce comprehensive yet concise positions papers, outlining the stance of their nation towards the debate topics. In the conference itself, delegates practice their communicative skills, both through formal speeches to an entire committee, or back room negotiations in the frenetic and exciting unmoderated debates. Delegates are encouraged to critically examine the policies and arguments of other nations in an attempt to seek out potential allies and stave off impending threats. Formulating, defending and passing a resolution, is often the highlight of a delegate's committee experience. It forces delegates to draw on all their patience, intelligence, guile and determination to generate the support and votes needed to turn working paper into a successful resolution paper.
The backbone of CAHSMUN's philosophy towards MUN lies in it's emphasis on the experience of the delegate, and what they can learn and take away from an engaging intellectual opportunity unlike any they may encounter in a classroom. Our foundations program is ideal for new delegates looking for an introduction to MUN and a taste of the CAHSMUN experience, before attending the conference itself.
This years committee line-up is as diverse and exciting as it is professional and reflective of the real United Nations. As unique as the committees may be in size, agenda and style they all share the common attribute of being thoroughly planned, excellently staffed and thoroughly engaging for any and all who attend. Whether a delegate is attending their first or tenth conference, CAHSMUN promises to be both competitive and accessible, providing all delegates with a comprehensive United Nations simulation and a hugely enjoyable learning experience they will not soon to forget.
CAHSMUN registration will be opening in November, and at this time both schools and individual delegates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because committees and country assignments are given on a first come first serve basis, and the total number of delegates that can be accommodated is limited. Feel free to contact us for any information and assistance on the conference itself or in the registration process, we have a committed and friendly team that are always willing to help make the CAHSMUN experience the best it can be. On behalf of all of all the CAHSMUN secretariat and staff, we eagerly anticipate seeing all of you in April.