JACMUN is a Model United Nations conference hosted by students of John Abbott College. This conference takes place near the end of the academic year and is thus one of the last on the Montreal circuit. The fruit of a small but dedicated club's labours, 2020 will mark JACMUN's tenth anniversary; making it a staple of any Montreal MUNners career.
The venue, John Abbott College, has been built upon the unceded and traditional lands of the Kanien'kehá:ka and Algonquin nations. It sits on the Western tip of the island of Montreal, overlooking Lac Saint-Louis. Originally part of McGill University's MacDonald Agricultural Campus, the buildings making up the College were taken to form the Cégep in 1970. It is JACMUN's great honour to be able to host its conference in this place.
This year's conference will hold seven committees: one General Assembly, two Specialized Agencies and four Crises, of which one is a People's Choice Crisis and another being an Ad Hoc. Furthermore, 2020 will also be the first year that JACMUN hosts a bilingual committee: a testament to Montreal's unique position as a bridge between Canada's two solitudes.
JACMUN is a great conference for beginners and experienced MUNners alike, allowing them to both learn the ropes and explore the limits of their potential. From what makes a resolution paper to the must-haves of a crisis arc, the whole JACMUN Secretariat wishes all attending delegates a wonderful time!