15. McGill University
McGill University achieves one of their second highest-ever final rankings after a year of solid performances at numerous conferences. Their ranking is buoyed by a top ten performance at HNMUN, perhaps their best showing there ever, where they finished behind only UPenn, Yale, UChicago, and FIU in terms of weighted score among North American teams. Other notable achievements included a top ten performance at NCSC, contending for a delegation award at WPMUNI, and taking home the Outstanding Large Delegation award at VICS to end the year. The initial surprise and concerns that WorldMUN was set to take place in Montreal and may reduce McMUN attendance did not play out — McMUN was more popular than ever and McGill even got to attend a conference in its hometown and win a few awards at WorldMUN!
Madeleine Kausel, IRSAM’s Vice President of Delegation Affairs, went on record saying, “To say that our team underwent changes this year is an understatement. A revolutionized structure, new and improved recruiting approach, innovative trainings, and above all the creation of a true team culture have led us to pass milestones many at McGill never thought possible. None of it would have happened if it weren’t for the passion and dedication of our members, the support from our umbrella organization IRSAM Inc. and partner conferences SSUNS and McMUN, and of course the help and advice from other teams on the circuit. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, but it’s just the beginning. With two-thirds of this year’s team made up of freshman and sophomores, expect the future to hold a McGill Team with greater depth, more awards, and the same positive and fun spirit that we always bring!”