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Douglas College International Model United Nations (DOUGIMUN)
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February 1997 - December 2007 (Creation)
- Marlene Hancock
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9 cm of textual records, 38 photographs, and 1 flag
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Marlene Hancock first joined the College as a contract political science professor in 1988, becoming a regular faculty member three years later. She had a longstanding academic interest in Middle East history and politics, having traveled extensively in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan during her youth. Her Master's thesis in political science from Simon Fraser University (1982) focused on political development in Saudi Arabia.
Starting in 1997, she travelled to Egypt on five separate occasions with groups of students participating in the model United Nations conference hosted by the American University of Cairo. It was after the first such trip that Hancock organized and served as faculty advisor of the Douglas College International Model United Nations (DOUGIMUN).
In 2005, she travelled to Jordan as a guest of the Jordanian government, meeting with government officials and visiting a Palestinian refugee camp.
Hancock taught at Douglas College until her retirement. She died in 2017.
These materials were in the private possession of Marlene Hancock after her retirement from Douglas College. They were donated to the Archives in 2015.
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Series consists of materials pertaining to the Douglas College International Model United Nations (DOUGIMUN). A model UN is "an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country." DOUGIMUN was formed after a delegation of four political science students, under the supervision of professor Marlene Hancock, attended the 1997 Cairo International Model United Nations. Hancock said this trip inspired her to form a similar event at Douglas College. The first DOUGIMUN conference was hosted in February 1999.
The records in this series include correspondence, conference handbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera.
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9 cm of textual records
33 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm
2 photographs : col. ; 26 x 20 cm
2 photographs : col. ; 18 x 13 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
1 flag : 119 x 60 cm
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Description created by James Goldie in February 2022.