ConnectMUN 2014

Whether you’re in it to improve your public speaking or hunting for awards, Model United Nations (MUN) has always proved to have been an enjoyable and educational experience in the past for most students. Grade 11 student Eshan Cheema is definitely one of those students, commenting, “Model UN is simply an amazing experience. Each conference, I improve my public speaking, debating, and logical thinking. It also encourages me to socialize and meet people I would’ve never met otherwise.”

This November 21-23rd, the annual 3 day ConnectMUN conference was held in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Around 70 St. Georges students attended to represent their school, where they mingled and discussed global issues with hundreds of kids from other schools in the province. With over 15 committees to choose from, the boys from Saints strolled into ConnectMUN confident and prepared for the arduous tasks ahead.

Throughout the 3 day event, multiple committee sessions were held where various controversial topics were discussed. From the legalization of marijuana to the ethics of cloning, the range of issues were vast and each committee attempted to resolve different ones.

After a productive 3 days, the St. George’s boys had undoubtedly  left their mark on the ConnectMUN event, with over 10 students* walking home with another award for their shelves. Among these winners were Alvin Tsuei (grade 10) who was awarded best delegate for SPECPOL, Jake Hauser (grade 11) who won best delegate for 30 Years War, and Arjun Mehta (grade 10) who received a verbal commendation for UNSC.

Grade 10 outstanding delegate Michael Lau was ecstatic after winning his award, saying, “This was my 4th MUN, and I was very excited to receive my first award. This was definitely one of my biggest feelings of accomplishment.”

Not only did Saints students deliver individually, but the school received the award for the best delegation, with head delegate William Guo (grade 11) accepting it on behalf of the school. It was a great experience for everyone who partook in the event, and most students will certainly be looking forward for upcoming MUN’s during the school year.


*Other Saints award winners included:

  • Joshua Chang (grade 10) – 30 Years War Best Delegate
  • Jason Qu (grade 10) – SCO Outstanding Delegate
  • Michael Lau (grade 10) – UNODC Outstanding Delegate
  • Robert Armstrong (grade 10) – NATO Outstanding Delegate
  • Andrew Wei (grade 9) – SPECPOL Honorable Mention
  • Callum Shepard (grade 9) – 30 Years War Honorable Mention
  • William Guo (grade 11) – NATO Honorable Mention
  • Austin Kobayashi (grade 12) – WHO Verbal Commendation