Trent-Yukon Model Arctic Council 2
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.
As the global climate changes, the Arctic has become one of the most important regions on the planet. It is also one of the most fascinating. More than a pristine wilderness or resource frontier, it is an ancestral 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 hosts of TRYKOMAC are Trent University, one of Canada’s top universities for undergraduates, and Yukon University, the first university in the Canadian North. The conference venue alternates between Trent’s beautiful campus on the banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario, and Yukon University’s central campus in the vibrant northern capital of Whitehorse, Yukon.