• April 21, 2017

    Speaker Series & Reception Event: MMIW

    Elder Doreen Spence, Traditional Healer & Registered Nurse, Developed the UNs Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

    Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Activist & Entrepreneur, Co-founder &   President of Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada

    Nicole Robertson, President & Chief Communications Specialist Muskwa Productions & Consulting

    When: Friday, April 21, 2017 | 6:00 to 8:00 PM
    Where: Sandman Hotel City Centre | 888 7th Avenue SW Calgary, 2nd Floor
    Tickets: 20 per person.RSVP at scrimshaw-and-reception.eventbrite.ca

    Speaker’s event will be followed by reception & launch of UNAC Calgary’s academic journal, International Blue – Moxie’s Lounge (2nd Floor) | 8:15 to 9:00 PM

  • March 15, 2017

    Calgary Peace Prize Ceremony

    Join us in celebrating the 2017 recipient of the Calgary Peace Prize, the Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C. for his long and sustained efforts towards international peace building and for raising awareness on human security issues and nuclear disarmament.

    When: March 15, 2017
    Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 205 – 8 Ave SE
    Tickets: $8 – $100

    Presented by Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Arts, Peace Studies Initiative

  • February 6, 2017

    What do the UN’s Global Goals mean to you and your community?

    On Monday, February 6th, join us for discussion on the Global Goals with Kate White, President and CEO, United Nations Association in Canada.

    When: Monday, February 6, 2016

    Where: Kahanoff Conference Centre

    105 12 Avenue Southeast, 2nd Floor, Room 208

    Tickets: Free admission. $5 donation is requested

    RSVP: unac-calgary-katewhite.eventbrite.ca

Examining the Challenges Facing Crimea Post-Annexation

In March 2014, unmarked Russian troops entered Crimea – sparking an international diplomatic crisis. The same weekend, Alberta Intercollegiate Model United Nations was being hosted at Mount Royal University. I was representing the Russian Federation and quickly needed to research Crimea and the crisis to defend my position at this conference. After several days of vigorous debate, my co-delegate and I went went on to win best delegation at the award ceremony. This topic continued to be widely discussed worldwide for the next few years as more conflicts arose in Ukraine and the fate of Crimea and its people remained uncertain. More

UNAC Calgary Member Attends Honorary Canadian Citizenship Ceremony for Malala Yousafzai

UmairMalala2Malala Yousafzai became the youngest honorary Canadian citizen on April 12, 2107 for her commitment to women’s rights and education. Umair Ahad, One of UNAC Calgary’s members had the amazing opportunity of attending this ceremony. He shared some words about the experience:

“Malala Yousafzai’s family invited me to attend her Honorary Citizenship ceremony in Parliament Hill. Malala and I were from the same town in Swat, Pakistan. At that time, religious extremism was rising. Myself and Ziaddun Yousafzai—Malala’s father—raised our voices for peace and education. Malala was a large part of this mission. A few years later, those extremists shot Malala. That was a sad day in my life.

I was very happy to hear Malala’s speech in Ottawa. That day the Pakistan High Commission arranged a beautiful evening for her, where I told her I am a part of the United Nations Association of Canada. She was so happy and told me that we will win this war.

Thank you Malala, for your kind words for me.”

–Umair Ahad (UK)