On Saturday, November 4, a small but mighty contingent of delegates from Greenwood’s Model United Nations club attended the second annual Branksome Hall Model United Nations (MUN) conference. For some Greenwood delegates, this was their first MUN conference and proved an excellent opportunity to learn the jargon and procedures of the MUN world! For returning delegates, it was an excellent opportunity to dust off and sharpen their knowledge of MUN skills and procedures. Students joined various UN committees including the General Assembly and Security Counsel, and debated issues from cybersecurity to censorship. In addition, a crisis committee on the Russian Revolution offered a chance at historical role play. All in all, delegates were treated to a wonderful MUN experience and an excellent opportunity to prepare for larger upcoming conferences.
We acknowledge with gratitude the Ancestral lands upon which our main campus is situated. These lands are the Ancestral territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishinabek and the Wendake. The shared responsibility of this land is honoured in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and as settlers, we strive to care for the land, the waters, and all creatures in the spirit of peace. We are responsible for respecting and supporting the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. When away from this campus we vow to be respectful to the land by protecting and honouring it. We will create relationships with the people and the land we may visit by understanding the territories we enter and the nations who inhabit them.