Students to explore pandemics at the Model UN Conference

Students to explore pandemics at the Model UN Conference

The annual Model United Nations conference for secondary school students is taking place in Belleville next week.

DATE: November 6 and 7, 2014 (Thursday and Friday)
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville

Keynote address by Dr. Richard Schabas, Medical Officer of Health for Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit, on Thursday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m.

What is a Model UN?

The Model UN is an event where secondary school students engage with each other about world issues. The topic for this year is Pandemics: The World's Response and Responsibility. Students will represent 20 different nations and will explore, discuss and attempt to arrive at resolutions to address questions regarding global reaction to and management of pandemics and the outbreak and spread of infectious disease.

"This is an authentic, engaging opportunity for students to apply the foundational skills of critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, and to provide our global citizens with a platform from which to share their voices,"said Therese McMahon, Curriculum Coordinator and the event organizer.

Students will examine key issues from a variety of perspectives, including those that take into account economic, humanitarian, and cultural considerations.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]