Delegate Awards

Committee Awards

Committee awards at SSICsim recognize students who succeed in the aspects of participating in a crisis committee. These delegates, among other thing, are ones who: make good use of personal directives; pose many substantive action directives; articulate and present clear ideas in moderated caucus; ensure they embody the policies of their character/country; work collaboratively with others in unmoderated caucus; present innovative ideas to tackle pressing issues and crises; and, respond to crises quickly and effectively.

Please note that each of the following awards are presented in all committees, and that Committee Directors are limited to one recipient per award.

Best Overall Delegate

This award is presented to a delegate who has succeeded in every aspect of participating in the crisis committee. Among other things, this delegate is someone who: goes above and beyond to participate in moderated and unmoderated debate; ensures they embody the policies of their character/country throughout the committee;  works collaboratively to create innovative solutions to the main issues at hand; effectively and efficiently deals with the crises presented to the committee; and, utilizes action and personal directives well to ensure their advancement in the committee.

Outstanding Delegate

This award is presented to a delegate who has succeeded in many aspects of participating in the crisis committee. Among other things, this delegate is someone who: participates frequently in moderated and unmoderated debate; ensures they embody the policies of their character/country throughout the committee;  works collaboratively to create innovative solutions to the main issues at hand; effectively and efficiently deals with the crises presented to the committee; and, utilizes action and personal directives to a large extent to advance in the committee.

Honourable Mention

This award is presented to a delegate who has succeeded in many aspects of participating in the crisis committee. Among other things, this delegate is someone who: participates relatively frequently in moderated and unmoderated debate; mostly ensures they embody the policies of their character/country throughout the committee;  works collaboratively to create innovative solutions to the main issues at hand; effectively and efficiently deals with the crises presented to the committee, with the help of others; and, utilizes action and personal directives to some degree to advance in the committee.

Best Novice Delegate

New to the 2015 conference, this award is to recognize the progress and achievement of a novice delegate who stands out while participating in the crisis committee, and embodies many of the characteristics of a good delegate. SSICsim is a conference that is very welcoming to novice delegates, and as such we place a high importance on their enjoyment at success during our conference. Upon registering for the conference, delegates will note whether they are novice or experienced with Model UN.

Committee Directors are given a list of each delegate’s experience levels at the start of the conference to aid these delegates and ensure they everyone has a positive experience. This list will also be used to monitor their progress in the committee. Please note that if the Committee Director selects a novice delegate for any of the other committee awards, the Best Novice Delegate Award will be given to another novice delegate.

Overall Conference Awards

New for the 2017 conference, group delegations who register for SSICsim will be eligible to receive delegation awards. The two awards presented recognize a Best Large Delegation and a Best Small Delegation.

Upon registration, group delegations will be classified as either a small or large group depending on the number of students attending. Large delegations will consist of 15 or more delegates,  and small delegations will consist of less than 15 delegates.

Once committee awards are decided, each delegation will receive a score, based on how many awards their delegates win, to determine the winner of the overall conference awards. The delegations with the highest score in the categories of Large and Small delegation will be the recipient of this award. The scoring system is as follows:

  • Best delegate (3 points)
  • Outstanding delegate (2 points)
  • Honourable Mention (1 point)
  • Best Novice Delegate (1 point)

Staff Awards

Ali Saeed Memorial Award

The Ali Saeed Memorial Award was established in September 2014 in memory and celebration of Ali Saeed, a dear friend of the SSICsim conference.

This award is presented to recognize one or more outstanding staff members who show exemplary commitment, dedication, and positivity in their work on the conference. The Ali Saeed Award focuses on the ability of an individual to inspire inclusivity and happiness around them through their attitude and approach to others.

To find out more about the award, click here.

Past Recipients:

  • Fall 2014 Conference – Henry Adlam, Moderator
  • Fall 2015 Conference – Louisa Samuels, Logistics Staff & Alex Parent, Crisis Manager
  • Fall 2016 Conference - Adil Rehman, Crisis Manager