FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: General

What is Model United Nations (MUN)?
Why should I participate in Model UN?
What is the dress code for ConnectMUN?
What does my delegate/conference fee cover?
How do I become a head delegate?
Coming from out of town, can I get hotel rooms earlier?
Is it necessary to bring a laptop to the conference?
What are the award opportunities for this MUN conference?
I have lessons during the weekend, is it possible for me to leave during the conference to go to my lesson?
Are Position Papers mandatory?
Does ConnectMUN offer Financial Aid?
Does ConnectMUN offer Financial Aid for Sponsor Teachers?
Who should I contact if I have more questions?

What is Model United Nations (MUN)?

Model United Nations is a simulation of the workings of the United Nations, an international organization which works towards world peace and encourages cooperation between member states in affairs which range from international law to economic development. Students serve as diplomats to represent their respective countries in various committees. At a Model United Nations conference, students engage in active debate in an attempt to resolve some of the world’s most pressing conflicts. Delegates are provided the opportunity to experience first-hand international politics and crises, and to feel the weight of being responsible for the world’s security for a stimulating three days. The goal of a Model United Nations is to encourage students to take on a global perspective and to appreciate the importance of open discussion. Delegates will also be able to connect with other motivated students and broaden their horizons.

Why should I participate in Model UN?

Participating in a Model United Nations conference is sure to be a memorable experience! It allows students to learn about international relations and global politics first-hand. Model UN also challenges students to make use of their problem solving and critical thinking skills to resolve the conflicts of today’s world. In addition to the richly educational experience that is Model UN, conferences are bound to be fun. Delegates will meet many other students with similar interests and ambitions to become global citizens. Being a part of ConnectMUN can even help delegates in fulfilling their work experience hours required for the Graduation Portfolio program. Participation in ConnectMUN is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and perhaps even open new doors of interest!

What is the dress code for ConnectMUN?

The dress code for ConnectMUN is business casual. Common dress codes include suits, blouses, collared shirts, and appropriate sweaters. In order to maintain a professional appearance, no jeans or shorts are allowed. Please avoid wearing t-shirts and runners to the conference. Please also remember to ensure your business attire is comfortable!
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What does my delegate/conference fee cover?

The delegate/conference fee for ConnectMUN covers the costs of your hotel room for the weekend, committee rooms, and conference materials. A portion of the fee is also put towards our social event, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience!
 

How do I become a head delegate?

If you are interested in becoming a head delegate, ask your teacher sponsor from your school and get a couple of friends to register with you. By becoming a head delegate, you will become a liaison between the delegates from your school and the ConnectMUN secretariat.
 

Coming from out of town, can I get hotel rooms earlier?

If you are a delegate from out of town, you will be able to receive your hotel room sooner. Please contact the Secretary General at sg@connectmun.ca for more details.
 

Is it necessary to bring a laptop to the conference?

No, a laptop is not required. However, some delegates find laptop computers useful for typing up resolutions, notes, and doing research. Internet connection will be available at the conference.
 

What are the award opportunities for this MUN conference?

ConnectMUN bestows awards for the best and outstanding diplomats, as well as delegates worthy of honourable mention in every committee. Delegate awards will be selected by the director and chairs of each respective committee. There will also be an award for best delegation that is based on how well a team performs overall at the conference.
 

I have lessons during the weekend, is it possible for me to leave during the conference to go to my lesson?

It is advised that you change or postpone any other activities or lessons that may conflict with ConnectMUN. However, if it is necessary for you to leave during the conference, please inform your sponsor teacher, as well as a member of the Secretariat. Furthermore, missing a committee session may hinder your opportunity in receiving an award.
 

Are Position Papers mandatory?

All position papers are mandatory for delegates. Position papers serve as template for researching and we highly recommend that delegate use it as a resource to prepare for the conference. Position Papers can be emailed to their respective committee email addresses.
 

Does ConnectMUN offer Financial Aid?

ConnectMUN does provide some Financial Aid to qualified students. To find out more about our policy please see our policy here or message us at delegates@connectmun.ca.
 

Does ConnectMUN offer Financial Aid for Sponsor Teachers?

ConnectMUN does offer subsidy to qualified sponsor teachers. To apply, fill out the Sponsor Teacher Subsidy Form and submit to delegates@connectmun.ca.
 

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Please send your questions to delegates@connectmun.ca