Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council 1
24 – 26 March 2021
Make a journey into the far North
From the beautiful campus
of Trent University
TRYKOMAC is one of the only Model Arctic Councils in the world today designed with undergraduates in mind. Students play the roles of delegates from Arctic states and, unusually in model diplomacy, Indigenous peoples. Their challenge is to negotiate unanimous consensus on some of the most pressing questions facing not only the Arctic and its communities, but by extension our world as a whole.
Today, as the global climate changes, the Arctic is one of the most fascinating and important regions on the planet. More than a pristine wilderness or a treasure chest of natural riches, it is in fact an ancient homeland. Unlike other international fora, the Arctic Council formally brings together not only the countries of the Arctic, but also its Indigenous peoples, in order to reach consensus on difficult issues.
The host of TRYKOMAC is Trent University, one of Canada’s top universities for undergraduates, and home to world-renowned research on the Canadian North, Indigenous peoples and the environment. Trent’s beautiful campus is situated along the banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario, just south of the Kawartha Lakes, a picture-perfect Canadian landscape of rock, water and wood.