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Comox Valley Schools will host their 2nd Model United Nations Conference

The student-led event will discuss sustainable practices and election integrity
Comox Valley Schools Model United Nations’ official logo. Photo submitted by Carter McIsaac

By Carter McIsaac

Special to the Record

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School will host its second annual Comox Valley Schools Model United Nations Conference on April 11.

Typically held in bigger cities, Model United Nations conferences have grown in popularity across the province. With a large effort from students, Comox Valley schools will now be hosting their own conference.

In this student-led simulation, participants will be assigned a country to represent in debate and try to pass legislation to push forward their country’s agenda in their respective committees.

“(Model UN) provides an opportunity for… students to participate in meaningful discussions about relevant global issues,” said Isfeld teacher Alissa Mather. “(These events) help students build awareness (and) perspective.”

The conference will have two different committees, each made for open discussion and debate among students attending.

Many clubs have ballooned in size since the end of COVID procedures in schools, and this trend has continued in the Comox Valley, with close to 40 regular attendees at Isfeld alone.

Courtenay Coun. Will Cole-Hamilton will be giving an address on the development of green infrastructure and local government.

For more information about the event, contact Carter McIsaac at