Andrew is pursuing a degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management at Carleton University in Ottawa. In addition to his studies, Andrew works for the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, and has a passion for politics and the world of aviation. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Andrew has been involved in Model United Nations since Grade 8, and has participated in numerous conferences in various capacities. Most notably, he has served as Under-Secretary-General Conference for Vancouver Model United Nations (VMUN) and as Under-Secretary-General, Conference Operations for CANIMUN 2016. Andrew is looking forward to delivering a memorable and high-quality conference for all delegates.


Born and raised in Quebec, Ariane is a graduate student in Political Science at the University of Ottawa. She is currently working at the Senate of Canada as a Research Assistant. Ariane first started participating in Model United Nations conferences in her first year of undergraduate studies at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York. Since then, she has participated in several conferences across North America as a Chair, Director, and Secretariat member. In the near future, Ariane hopes to complete a PhD, and to pursue a career in research or in education. Ariane is very enthusiastic about CANIMUN 2017 and looks forward to providing a unique experience for delegates to engage in global conversations on a variety of issues!


George is originally from Bulgaria but moved to Montreal when he was 8 years old. A graduate of Dawson College, he is now pursuing a degree in Political Science at Concordia University. His involvement in Model United Nations started two years ago while he was in CEGEP and has allowed him to expand his knowledge of international affairs – something he wishes to bring to real life one day. His previous participation as a delegate to CANIMUN influenced his choice to come back and help run the International Press Forum. Besides having represented various countries during his MUN career, George was also the Undersecretary General of Operations for the Montreal United Nations Conference last year.


Eliana is originally from Toronto, Ontario. She moved to Israel following her completion of high school in Toronto, and completed her BA in Government, and her MA in Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Studies at the IDC Herzliya. Eliana has participated in MUN since high school, primarily in Europe. She has delegated and staffed at well-known international conferences such as the CUIMUN, hosted by Cambridge University, and Harvard WorldMUN. Notably, Eliana served as the conference academic advisor for MTAMUN 2014 in Tel Aviv, the Under-Secretary-General of Academic for C’MUN 2015 in Barcelona, and was the Secretary-General of HolylandMUN 2015 in Herzliya, Israel. As the Chief of Staff for CANIMUN 2017, Eliana is excited to help facilitate a quality academic and overall enjoyable MUN experience!


Abla is originally from Casablanca, Morocco. She has lived in Switzerland for two years while completing her International Baccalaureate. During this time, she participated in several European MUN conferences. She has served as delegate in various international European conferences, as well as Under-Secretary-General, and Secretary0General for her local high school MUN. She recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious Middlebury College in Vermont with a concentration in Literary Studies, and a minor in Art History. As the Under-Secretary-General of Delegate Affairs for CANIMUN 2017, Abla is thrilled to participate in an organizing an enjoyable MUN experiences for delegates and staff members.


Lara is a fourth year student of Public Affairs and Policy Management at Carleton University, specializing in International Studies. Originally from Vancouver, she moved to Ottawa in 2013 for school after spending two years managing a business in BC. Lara has participated in over 15 MUN conferences around the world in various capacities, winning several awards and designing multiple committees. Lara hopes to begin law school in 2018. Lara’s research interests include forced migration (of all forms) and asylum, refugee protection and empowerment, global responsibility frameworks with regards to refugees, international law, human rights law, immigration policy, and sustainable development. Currently, Lara is an active member of Carleton’s transnational Mobility Politics Research Collective, works as a Research Assistant at Carleton, and volunteers with UNA-Canada.


Sarmat is a currently a senior at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in the United States of America, pursuing a B.A. in Government and International Politics with a concentration in International Relations, a second B.A. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in International Conflict, with minors in History and International Security. He has been involved in Model UN for roughly 10 years, having participated in varying capacities from a delegate to serving as Secretary-General. Outside of Model UN, he currently serves as the Undergraduate Director of the Youth Representative Programme for George Mason University to the United Nations, and is active in Model Arab League. He previously has interned with the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission in Washington D.C. and the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.


Stephann is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to Montreal when he was 18 to start a double Bachelor’s Degree in the areas of Political Science and Public Affairs and Community Management, and a double minor in Economics and Law and Society. Currently Stephann is engaged in both the design of an International Development initiative that will be taking place in Peru later this year and with Municipal Politics in the city of Montreal. In Venezuela, Stephann participated in VIMUN (Venezuelan International Model of United Nations) and in CEAMUN (Colegio el Angel Model Of United Nations). Here in Canada, Stephann has participated in MARIMUN (Marianopolis College Model of United Nations) and in last’s year CANIMUN 2016 in which he had a wonderful experience at the International Court of Justice Committee.


Lucas is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a second-year student at Marianopolis College in the Honours Science program. He has been a delegate at numerous Model UN conferences, namely the Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium (SSUNS) organized by McGill and the North American Model United Nations (NAMUN) convened by the University of Toronto. He participated in the organization of his school’s own conference, MariMUN, as a Secretariat member in 2016, and will be vice-chairing the International Court of Justice at the Montreal United Nations Conference (MUNC) in November 2016. This year, he will taking on the role of Chief of External Relations at the 14th edition of CANIMUN.