SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

February 19, 2016 15:00 ET

University of Calgary High School Model United Nations

UC-HSMUN brings together Western Alberta secondary-level students for a two-day simulation of the United Nations

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 19, 2016) - UC-HSMUN is the longest-standing conference and opportunity in Alberta for high school students to gain hands on experience regarding international policy and cooperation. This year marks the largest ever UC-HSMUN conference, with nearly 500 grade 10-12 students from 25 high schools across Calgary and surrounding areas participating. Over the course of 2 days, students are pushed to understand the complexities of foreign policy, and each committee has a variety of subjects which challenge the students to understand global issues of the day, including topics from human rights to global health.

WHAT: University of Calgary High School Model United Nations

WHEN: Saturday, February 20
Opening Ceremonies - 10:00 a.m.
First Committee Session - 10:45 a.m. - Noon

WHERE: University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Opening Ceremonies, First Committee Session - ICT Building, Room 102 (INTERACTIVE ROOM FINDER)

WHO: Rob Huebert, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Leah Schmidt, student Under-Secretary General, UC-HSMUN
**Rob and Leah will be available for media interviews during the opening ceremonies and first committee session**

The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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