NMUN • Canada

Imagine yourself in the striking mountain landscapes of Banff National Park. You're surrounded by majestic mountains, thick pine forests, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. Breathe in the fresh air and contemplate the snow covered landscape. But you're not here for vacation. You're here to participate in NMUN • Canada, a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity for college and university students from all over the world. Our simulation of the United Nations will address pressing global environmental and indigenous issues. You'll learn about the challenges facing humanity and develop the skills you need to make a difference.

Outside of committee sessions:

  • Explore Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Don ice cleats and hike Johnston Canyon. Will you hit the snow covered trail hard and make it to frozen waterfalls or opt for a leisurely stroll along the creek that runs through the limestone cliffs surrounding the canyon?
  • Participate in an interactive blanket experience for an intimate encounter with the impact of Canada's colonization on the indigenous population.  
  • Get a bird's eye view of the Banff area on a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Hike the boardwalk trail and keep a lookout for bighorn sheep.
  • Shop at the unique shops or eat at the quaint restaurants in downtown Banff.

NMUN • Canada is an experience you'll never forget. It's a chance to learn about global environmental issues, develop your leadership skills, and make new friends from all over the world. We are grateful to MacEwan University for partnering with us to make this conference possible. 

Volunteer Leadership

Ashlee Rolheiser
Ashlee Rolheiser
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Ashlee was born and raised in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ), now commonly known as Edmonton, Canada. She graduated from MacEwan University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Her passion for NMUN ignited when she joined the MacEwan University United Nations Club in 2016. Serving on the Executive team for two years, ultimately as Secretary-General, she co-founded the transformational Canada-Ukraine Project – a Canadian Bureau of International Education award-winning project – teaching Ukrainian institutions the rules and procedures of NMUN, leading to their continued participation at the conference, as well as widespread global influence at multiple institutions around the world. Ashlee graduated with a Master of Arts in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, accredited by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. With significant career experience in the charitable sector as a philanthropy professional, she is also an active community member, serving on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women, where she attended the 68th Commission on the Status of Women as a delegate with NGO-consultative status. She is an avid traveler, having visited more than 40 countries, and is forever grateful for the opportunities that NMUN has brought her. Ashlee is excited to welcome delegates to the province that she calls home, and to sharing a full-circle experience as a proud MacEwan alumna.
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Program Partner

Our sincere thanks go out to our partner institution - MacEwan University

We respect that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six and Treaty Seven Territory are the traditional gathering places for many Indigenous people. We acknowledge all who live, work, and play here, while honoring the history, languages, ceremonies, stewardship, and culture of the Nations who call these Territories home.

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