The Ripple Effect is a project that promotes water as an international human right and aims to build a generation of young leaders with the skills to address issues of water scarcity, conservation, and sanitation.
The Calgary Branch has been a major sponsor of this initiative in our city – helping educate hundreds of kids about the importance of water in sustainability and ending poverty.
Some of the related activities we sponsored include: educational outreach, after-school programs and participation in conventions.
The Ripple Effect is run by the national UNA-Canada branch.
UNAC Calgary funds were used to create three University of Calgary scholarships for the 2012 academic year.
The funds will be used to ensure UCMUNT is represented during several Model UN conferences at the following universities: Yale University, Georgetown University, McGill University or the University of British Colombia.
UNAC Calgary’s objective was to facilitate the engagement and empowerment of Calgarian youth in Model UN activities.
GlobalFest Youth Forum actively involves students through performances and artistic workshops.
The forum encourages students to use the arts as a fresh form of education and expression while also educating them against mindsets of negativity and violence.
The purpose of the program is to teach urban arts, such as graffiti art and hip hop dance, as a legitimate form of artistic expression as well as address teenage issues including bullying, drug abuse, discrimination and racism.
UNAC Calgary is proud to be the major sponsor of this event for many years running.
The NUTV Greenlite Arts Festival is a celebration of local art with an environmental focus.
The festival provides opportunities for students to discuss environmental issues, develop technical art skills, engage their creative side as well as facilitate the production of film and photographic work with an environmental spin.
In 2012, UNAC Calgary sponsored a student-run environmental film festival to celebrate Earth Week.
U of C Consortium for Peace Studies & Project Ploughshares Calgary’s Peace Run 2012
A fun fitness event organized by University of Calgary’s Consortium for Peace Studies and Project Ploughshares Calgary that was funded in part by UNAC-Calgary to celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21, 2012.
One of UNAC Calgary’s highlights from 2012 was our partnership with the City of Calgary & the Calgary Public Library to host public education workshops.
An example of one such workshop was Work Refugee Day Calgary, which involved games and activities designed to create awareness and find out what the Canadian public can do to support refugees around the world.