What do you see in the future for Concordia’s Model UN? What’s next for you?
JG: For the team, the outcome of this year's rankings is a challenge for the years to come. There seems to be a general consensus that delegates are far from satisfied and eager to prove their worth. It's important to note that 80 per cent of the team were first-year delegates, and now, with experience, who knows how far we can go.
The challenges for next year will be integrating new delegates to the team and making them feel at home as soon as possible; working around the limitations that the pandemic has imposed; and keeping up this momentum to hopefully achieve even bigger heights next year.
JF: I hope to stay in this organization throughout my undergraduate degree, helping in whichever way I can. Whether that means continuing as a head delegate or something else, I look forward to the challenges that come my way.
SC: Over the past few years, Concordia has gradually risen in rankings and I am absolutely positive that it will continue to do so. Our next step is to be the number one university in Canada, beating McGill. With the established practices we have, our try-out system, strong team spirit, experienced leadership and the free travel policy, which allows anyone regardless of their background to join the team, I believe it's a matter of when, not if. I will not be joining Concordia Model UN in a leadership capacity this year as I have other obligations inside and outside of the classroom, but I will definitely continue competing for the team.