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World Affairs Conference

The real benefit of UCC's World Affairs Conference is in providing students with university-level-style sessions where world-leading experts speak on controversial topics that inspire, engage and challenge them.
— Gregory McDonald, Staff Adviser to WAC

Hot topics, deep discussions

The World Affairs Conference (WAC) is Canada’s oldest annual student-run current affairs conference. Held annually at Upper Canada College and co-presented by students from UCC and girls' school Branksome Hall, the World Affairs Conference connects more than 1,000 students, with a common interest in current affairs, from across North America.

The conference theme in 2018 was
Paradigm Shifts: How have the axioms of society changed, and how will they change in the future? Programs included discussions on innovative technologies, the ever-changing political landscape, and shifts in social policy and movements.

 
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