Canada's Leading Model UN Experience

1,500 Youth. 20 Diverse Committees. 1 Conference.

About VMUN

Vancouver Model United Nations (VMUN) is an annual student-run conference held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since its inception in 2002, VMUN has grown into Canada’s premier Model UN experience for high school students, with over 1,200 delegates in attendance last year from throughout North America and beyond.

VMUN aims to connect students to the challenges that confront modern society and inspire them to think about the world from new perspectives. The cornerstones of our philosophy are a professional and approachable staff, an atmosphere of realism, and a high quality of debate. We provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss, debate, and resolve relevant and contentious issues, and we seek to offer as wide a variety of committees as possible to reflect the diversity and complexity of the world today.

Moreover, each year, we invite a key figure in Canadian and international politics to talk about their experiences at our Opening Ceremonies. Past keynote speakers have included prominent humanitarian and journalist Amanda Lindhout, Wine to Water Founder Doc Hendley, the Hon. Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (then an MP).

For more information about Vancouver Model United Nations, please contact us at sg@vmun.com.

Click here to see the official information package for VMUN 2019.

About VMUN

Vancouver Model United Nations (VMUN) is an annual student-run conference held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since its inception in 2002, VMUN has grown into Canada’s premier Model UN experience for high school students, with over 1,200 delegates in attendance last year from throughout North America and beyond.

VMUN aims to connect students to the challenges that confront modern society and inspire them to think about the world from new perspectives. The cornerstones of our philosophy are a professional and approachable staff, an atmosphere of realism, and a high quality of debate. We provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss, debate, and resolve relevant and contentious issues, and we seek to offer as wide a variety of committees as possible to reflect the diversity and complexity of the world today.

Moreover, each year, we invite a key figure in Canadian and international politics to talk about their experiences at our Opening Ceremonies. Past keynote speakers have included prominent humanitarian and journalist Amanda Lindhout, Wine to Water Founder Doc Hendley, the Hon. Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (then an MP).

For more information about Vancouver Model United Nations, please contact us at info@vmun.com.

Click here to see the official information package for VMUN 2019.

WHY VMUN?

Quality  |  Location  |  Accessibility  |  Scope

QUALITY — VMUN strives to provide high-school students with the highest quality conference possible. Our Committee Staff have extensive Model UN and debate experience and undergo comprehensive staff training prior to the conference. Committee Directors write background guides over the summer, which are rigorously reviewed to ensure excellence in their work. VMUN prides itself in its insightful and informative delegate preparation materials. In addition, each year, we invite a prominent individual to our Opening Ceremony to talk about their experiences in Canadian and international politics. Past keynote speakers have included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Hon. Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, and journalist and humanitarian Amanda Lindhout. VMUN is the optimal platform for delegates to exchange their views and engage in discussion. Delegates will gain a broader understanding of world events and will learn how to develop informed opinions.

LOCATION — VMUN is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms and professional meeting spaces to ensure an unprecedented experience for all delegates. In-between committee sessions, delegates have the opportunity to explore one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. From the Vancouver Convention Centre and Rogers Arena to the unique shops of Robson Street and the greenery of Stanley Park, one will not cease to be disappointed by Vancouver’s diversity of culture, people, and experience.

ACCESSIBILITY — VMUN is proud to offer substantial financial aid packages. No delegate should be denied the experience of a lifetime due to financial hardship, and we are committed to supporting delegates regardless of financial background. Financial aid is also available to subsidize or waive school fees, such as chaperone teacher room fees or deposits. Please contact sg@vmun.com for more information about financial aid.

SCOPE — VMUN brings together over one thousand passionate students who seek to instigate global change and solve societal issues. The array of backgrounds and perspectives of delegates from near and far make this unique experience all the more special. To complement this great variety of interest, VMUN 2019 will feature 20 committees, including some regional assemblies outside of the United Nations, such as the Canadian House of Commons, the European Union, and the Indian Ocean Rim Association. With VMUN’s diversity, every delegate will find a committee that speaks to them.

WHY VMUN?

Quality  |  Location  |  Accessibility  |  Scope

QUALITY — VMUN strives to provide high-school students with the highest quality conference possible. Our Committee Staff have extensive Model UN and debate experience and undergo comprehensive staff training prior to the conference. Committee Directors write background guides over the summer, which are rigorously reviewed to ensure excellence in their work. VMUN prides itself in its insightful and informative delegate preparation materials. In addition, each year, we invite a prominent individual to our Opening Ceremony to talk about their experiences in Canadian and international politics. Past keynote speakers have included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Hon. Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, and journalist and humanitarian Amanda Lindhout. VMUN is the optimal platform for delegates to exchange their views and engage in discussion. Delegates will gain a broader understanding of world events and will learn how to develop informed opinions.

LOCATION — VMUN is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms and professional meeting spaces to ensure an unprecedented experience for all delegates. In-between committee sessions, delegates have the opportunity to explore one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. From the Vancouver Convention Centre and Rogers Arena to the unique shops of Robson Street and the greenery of Stanley Park, one will not cease to be disappointed by Vancouver’s diversity of culture, people, and experience.

ACCESSIBILITY — VMUN is proud to offer substantial financial aid packages. No delegate should be denied the experience of a lifetime due to financial hardship, and we are committed to supporting delegates regardless of financial background. Financial aid is also available to subsidize or waive school fees, such as chaperone teacher room fees or deposits. Please contact sg@vmun.com for more information about financial aid.

SCOPE — VMUN brings together over one thousand passionate students who seek to instigate global change and solve societal issues. The array of backgrounds and perspectives of delegates from near and far make this unique experience all the more special. To complement this great variety of interest, VMUN 2019 will feature 20 committees, including some regional assemblies outside of the United Nations, such as the Canadian House of Commons, the European Union, and the Indian Ocean Rim Association. With VMUN’s diversity, every delegate will find a committee that speaks to them.

Diplomacy is not a spectator sport.

VMUN is hosted by St. George’s School.