Who can attend the conference?
MUN WHO welcomes any student from any faculty, program or major, from any university or college to attend our conference. Since global health policy-making is an interdisciplinary effort, we are proud to welcome students from a variety of academic backgrounds!
Do I need to have prior debating experience?
No prior debating experience is required. The conference is designed in a way that welcome new debaters.
What is a position paper?
Your position paper is a tool used to communicate your knowledge about the country you are representing at the MUN WHO conference. Although brief in nature, awards are typically given out at our conference for best paper. In terms of content, a position paper should be one to one-and-a-half pages in length, and include a brief introduction of your countries healthcare system and some relevant issues that could be addressed. A good position paper will not only convey health and demographic information but also make proposals to address those aforementioned issues.
Is the position paper mandatory for attending the conference?
Yes. The position paper must be completed and submitted to the Secretariat by a date closer to the conference (TBD).
what research will I need to do before attending the conference?
Before the conference begins, each participant will prepare a position paper for their assigned country. Once a country is assigned to a participant, they will receive some guiding resources which will serve as a starting point for their research of facts and details pertaining to their specific country. A sample paper will be available to provide direction to your pre-conference research and highlight some of the information you should be looking for, which may include facts, policies, health issues faced by the country, etc. Do not let the research component intimidate you, as it is intended to help you prepare to be a knowledgeable debater during the conference! Beyond the research needed for the position paper, all guidance needed for the debate portion of the conference will be provided.
How much are the conference fees?
Early registration is from January 12th to 18th and will cost $10. After this, registration will cost $15 and will close on February 9th, 2018.
What is included in the conference fee?
Conference fees include lunch on Saturday, along with coffee, tea and snacks in the morning and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. Delegates will receive a 2018 MUN WHO conference t-shirt and 3 days filled with learning, debate and fun!
What if I register but can't attend the conference? Will I get a refund?
Unfortunately due to food and clothing orders in preparation for the event we are unable to offer delegates a refund at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Will food be provided?
Yes, lunch will be provided on Saturday. Coffee, tea and snacks will also be provided in the morning and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.
What if I can attend some but not all of the conference?
We try to accommodate attendees as best as possible. Partial attendance will be addressed on a case by case basis, and such accommodations must be communicated before the conference begins.
Can I add the conference to the co-curricular record?
As of present no, however stay tuned for further updates on this as our executive works on this issue.
Can I bring my laptop?
Yes, however laptop use is intended for research and note taking purposes only.
Where is the Faculty of Medicine?
The Faculty of Medicine is located in the Health Sciences Centre at 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John's, NL.
What attire should i wear?
The conference dress code is business casual.
How long is each day?
View the 2018 Conference Package for a full schedule of events.