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Arianne Rodriguez Saltrón, Norma Roumie, Aaron Sahota and Sarah El MeddakaArianne Rodriguez Saltrón, Norma Roumie, Aaron Sahota and Sarah El Meddaka received awards at the Canadian International Model United Nations.

UWindsor delegates bring home hardware from model UN

Four UWindsor students of a total delegation of 14 won honours at the Canadian International Model United Nations conference, held in Ottawa earlier this semester.

The conference, an initiative of the United Nations Association in Canada, brings together students to discuss and debate issues in a simulation of United Nations bodies. This year it attracted 400 participants from all over the world.

Awards claimed by Windsor attendees included:

  • Sarah El Meddaka, representing the United Kingdom, was named best delegate on the Commission on the Status of Women Award.
  • Arianne Rodriguez Saltrón, representing the Russian Federation, was named best delegate on the Security Council.
  • Norma Roumie, representing Senegal, received an award for best position paper submitted to the Security Council.
  • Aaron Sahota, representing the Russian Federation, was named outstanding delegate on the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on the topic of disarmament and development.

Outside the mock deliberations, conferees visited embassies to meet and interact with diplomatic officials from Russia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Greece.