Emma Blake | Secretary-General |

EmmaBlakeHi everyone! I’m Emma and I’m both honoured and excited to welcome you to the 12th annual VYMUN. VYMUN 2017 will be my fifth and final MUN, a fitting return to where I first fell in love with the thrill of public speaking and the complex nature of international relations. Alongside MUN, I’m involved in debate and speech, and in my free time, I can be found volunteering, travelling, or trying to catch up on sleep. I hope that each of you will be able to take away something memorable from this year’s conference, whether it be a record-low amount of sleep, a new friendship, or an expanding mindset. I’m looking forward to what is sure to be an incredible weekend; I only hope to make it as amazing for you as it’s always been for me. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions!


Tiffany Chang | Director-General |


Hi! I’m Tiffany, and I’m very excited to be your Director General for VYMUN 2017. This year will mark my fifth and final VYMUN, which brings me full circle, as VYMUN was where I first fell in love with the world of Model United Nations, debate, and public speaking. This year, I hope I can make your conference experience as smooth and memorable as possible! Outside of Model UN, I enjoy playing the piano, dance, and hearing new puns. If you have any questions or concerns or want to share your favourite puns, please feel free to contact me at




.Lucy Harvey | Chief of Staff |


Hi! My name is Lucy and I am delighted to be the Chief of Staff for VYMUN 2017. Model UN has been a part of my life since grade 8, and since then I have participated in 10 MUN’s! I am currently in grade 12 at West Point Grey Academy and spend most of my time avoiding homework by watching Grey’s Anatomy. Model UN isn’t all I do though, I also participate in a professional youth Circus program! I am so excited for VYMUN 2017 and to see you all there. If you have an questions feel free to email me!




Rohet Bains | Chargé D’affaires |


Hi, my name is Rohet Bains and I’m ecstatic to be your Chargé d’affairs for VYMUN 2017. VYMUN has been an incredible experience for me for the past four years and I hope that I can help make your VYMUN experience one to remember. Model UN started for me in grade 7 at VYMUN and this conference is something that is very dear to me because of the thrill of speaking for the first time or finally surviving a midnight crisis. Outside of MUN I play a plethora of sports including soccer, basketball and golf. If you want to talk about sports or need any help before or during the conference, don’t hesitate to talk to me. I look forward to seeing you at VYMUN 2017!



Kaan Kerman | Director of Crisis |

KaanKermanHi everyone, My name is Kaan and I am very excited to be your VYMUN 2017 crisis director! I began my MUN journey in grade 9. It was certainly an experience to stand up and speak for the first time, and represent my country’s perspectives. I’ve had tons of memorable experiences in MUN but most of them have been when I am either in a crisis committee as a delegate or have been working as a part of the crisis staff. This will be my first year as the director of crisis and I can’t wait to start! I am hoping I can make your experience in VYMUN 2017 as enjoyable as I have known Model United Nations to be. Outside of MUN I play many sports including soccer, basketball, and I also run track and field. I am looking forward to having a fantastic conference with you all!



Samuel Gan| Undersecretary of General Committees |


Hi! My name is Sam and I’m a Grade 11 student at West Point Grey Academy. I am thrilled to be this year’s Undersecretary of General Committees at VYMUN 2017! This will be my fourth year involved in VYMUN, and I hope to make this year’s VYMUN as enjoyable as it had been for me! Outside of MUN, I enjoy swimming, running, and hunting for the perfect steak in town. I look forward to seeing you all soon, and if you have any questions feel free to talk to me at any time!





Emily Hardy | Undersecretary of Specialized Agencies |


I am so proud to be the USG of specialized agencies for VYMUN 2017. I am a dedicated member of the West Point Grey Academy MUN team and I am thrilled to be organizing this conference. I fell in love with Model United Nations at VYMUN 2014, it was my first conference with a small committee and fantastic staff. It gave me a voice and the chance to speak my mind. I have been an eager debater ever since. I hope that everyone who attends our conference this year has the chance to speak up and represent their country in an environment where they feel supported and safe. This conference opened my eyes to the world of global politics and I am so excited to be sharing the experience I had with all of you.



Maya Dennis-Sharma | Undersecretary of Crisis |

MayaDennisSharma_1.jpgHey everyone! My name is Maya and I’m thrilled and honoured to be your Undersecretary of Crisis for VYMUN 2017. VYMUN introduced me to Model UN back in grade 8 and from there, I’ve attended multiple conferences. Now, grade 11, I’ve had so many incredible experiences from Model UN. I also participate in debate and public speaking and in my spare time, I love to catch up on my favourite Netflix tv shows and spend time with friends. My hope is that during the conference each and everyone of you will have an experience that is as unforgettable as all as of mine have been: whether that’s from meeting new people or funny midnight crisis discussions. Before and during the conference, feel free to contact me with any questions about the conference – I’ll be pleased to help in any way. I can’t wait to meet all of you and see you all shine at the conference!


Sianne Dhanda | Undersecretary of Special Events |


Hi everyone! My name is Sianne and I am thrilled to be this year’s Undersecretary of Special Events for VYMUN 2017. I am currently in grade 12 at West Point Grey Academy and I have been participating in Model United Nations ever since grade 8. Since the very first day I stepped foot into my first VYMUN conference, it has been such an amazing experience. I hope to make VYMUN 2017 as enjoyable as it has been for me the past years. Outside of MUN, I like volunteering, working with children, and also rewatching Friends. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask because I understand how confusing MUN can be at first. I look forward to meeting you all in October!



Anthony Mak | Undersecretary of Media |


 Hi, my name is Anthony Mak and I am excited to be your Undersecretary of Media for VYMUN 2017! The first time I attended a MUN, I was greeted by friendly staff willing to help out. I hope that VYMUN will be a great learning experience for all of you MUNers! Besides MUN, I enjoy programming, robotics and web design. If you have any questions, feel free to message me at We hope that you have a fantastic time at VYMUN 2017. Hope to see you there!




Neve Ostry Young| Undersecretary of Delegate Affairs |


Hi! My name Neve and I’m delighted to be the Undersecretary General of Delegate Affairs for VYMUN 2017. I am in grade 12 at West Point Grey Academy and have participated in Model UN, whether as a staff or a delegate, for five years. Ever since VYMUN 2013 I’ve loved MUN, and I can’t wait to hear from all of you who share the same passion. Apart from MUN, I spend my time dancing, playing soccer, skiing, and watching Netflix. I hope to make VYMUN 2017 the best it can be, and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time. See you all in October!