The Ad-Hoc Committee will be a crisis committee like no other. With no pre-assigned topics, delegates will first be told their roles and what they will be debating when they walk into the committee room, testing their ability to think quickly and work with others to find solutions to fast-moving crises. As delegates act, their decisions will immediately affect the crisis, causing twists in plots and predicaments that will have delegates constantly on their toes.
But the crisis will not remain the same for long. As delegates reach a resolution, a new crisis will spring up, possibly whisking delegates across space and time to deal with new issues around the world. The crises will be unpredictable and volatile - delegates in this committee take upon considerable burden to keep up with events and the other people in the room. More than the actual issues debated, delegates will participate in cross-committee simulations, putting their own substantial abilities into direct confrontation with those of delegates in other committees.
The Ad-Hoc is an advanced committee — prospective delegates should have previous MUN or debate experience, though anyone with ability and interest may be chosen for this committee. Because there are no pre-assigned topics, no pre-conference submissions (like position papers) will be required.
Director | Juanpaolo Mercado
Juanpaolo Mercado is a first year student at the University of British Columbia in the Sauder School of Business. As the previous head delegate of the Gleneagle MUN Club he was actively involved in the tomfoolery one has come to expect from MUN. These include staying up all night working on papers, debating for hours on trivial facts, and laughing at MUN memes. Juanpaolo started his MUN career only two years ago but quickly grew addicted to it attending 10 conferences within that short span. Outside of MUN he enjoys immersing himself in video games, traveling, and restaurant hunting. Juanpaolo is excited to be your director for the Ad-Hoc Crisis Committee and watch as mayhem and diplomacy ensue.
Head Chair | Muny Sidhu
Muny has just completed his first year at McGill University, where he is pursuing a BComm degree. This past year, he attended collegiate conferences at Yale University, Georgetown, as well as the US. Military Academy, where he received an Honorable Mention at his first conference at Yale. While his primary interests lie in the field of finance, Muny possesses a deep passion for international relations and currently serves as one of McGill's junior head delegates.
Co-Chair | Kate Yeh
Hailing from Fraser Heights, Kate Yeh first discovered MUN as a grade 8 student clueless about global issues and world politics. Now, merely two years later, not only has she been surprised at her growth since her very first conference, she is excited to be staffing as the Chair for the Adhoc committee. It is her sincere hope that she will be able to help create an unforgettable experience for the delegates in her committee that will be just as fun, rewarding, and challenging as her first MUN conference was. Kate typically spends spare time reading and writing and being “productive” in procrastination. But in the meantime, cheers to the beginning of a new chapter: CAIMUN 2013. Come one, come all.
Co-Chair | Kelvin Zhu
Kelvin is currently a Grade 10 student at St. George's School. An avid MUNer and frquently-labeled MUN nerd, Kelvin has been actively involved with Model UN since Grade 8 and has participated in over a dozen conferences to date. Outside of school, Kelvin spends his very limited amount of time involved in Model UN, debate, and photography, though at the moment is quite preoccupied with cramming for his upcoming AP exams. Currently, Kelvin is currently trying to work out the intricacies of the Ad-Hoc committee, and will hopefully be able to become a source of knowledge on the committee by the time of the conference. He is looking forward to having a great time at CAIMUN 2013, and is most definitely excited at the prospect of working with the members of the committee in an effort to make the Ad-Hoc Committee a thriving success.