Humanities sponsors UVic Model UN conference


Hundreds of students honed their leadership, public speaking and diplomacy skills at the UVic Model UN conference, held from Nov. 1 to 3 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

The Faculty of Humanities sponsored more than a dozen awards handed out at the conference, which brought together students from 39 universities and colleges, as well 40 students from seven local high schools. This year’s theme was culture in a globalized world.

Associate Dean Academic Lisa Surridge said the Model UN Club executive are drawn largely from Humanities and Social Sciences. 

I saw our students acting as ambassadors for the university and as mentors for local high school students,” she said. “Students at Model UN conferences exemplify our Humanities values of civic engagement, global focus, and willingness to debate ideas.

"I think I saw some future Canadian leaders—I’ll be fascinated to watch their careers take shape!”

Read more about the UVic Model UN Club.