Secretary General’s Welcome

November 30: Registration is closed, as we have reached our maximum capacity. Thank you for your interest. 

October 2: Student financial aid applications can be found here. Travel bursaries are also available for student travelling to the conference from outside Edmonton/Area. Please have your teacher contact for more details. 

Dear Teachers, Students and Conference Attendees,

It is my pleasure to cordially invite you to the University of Alberta’s High School Model United Nations (HSMUN) 2017 Conference! This year marks the 15th anniversary of HSMUN, and we are very excited to keep the tradition alive and well. For the past 15 years the University of Alberta campus has been transformed for three days of each year into a realm of negotiation and intrigue. We look forward to providing you with the incredible experience you have come to expect, with a few new twists thrown in.

HSMUN is a three day United Nations simulation, as part of which students will have the opportunity to take on the role of a UN delegate, representing a country or Non-governmental organization. Seven multilateral committees will work individually to draft resolutions to issues at hand, and a few from the past, before presenting these resolutions at plenary. We have many exciting topics on hand this year. We hope that by giving students the chance to surround themselves in an environment of interstate diplomacy, they will learn about current global issues, the structure and function of the United Nations, the triumphs and challenges of international relations, and the relevance of globalization. We also hope that HSMUN will allow students to gain confidence in their public speaking abilities, and expand their capacity to think critically about the world around them.

HSMUN 2017 will take place from Thursday February 23 to Saturday February 25, 2017 on the U of A main campus. The conference will commence with opening ceremonies on Thursday night and wrap up on Saturday afternoon with closing plenary. There will also be a banquet and dance for all conference attendees on Friday evening. The conference fees are $70, and cover the cost of the conference and banquet.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at With a full array of exciting topics, an amazing staff, and outstanding facilities at the U of A, we fully expect to put on a conference that will do the last 15 years of HSMUN proud. The only thing missing from this equation is a group of delegates prepared to learn about international affairs, and have fun doing so. I look forward to meeting you all in Februrary!


Keon Collett

Secretary General HSMUN 2017

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