Ontario Nursing Students to Host Model World Health Organization Conference at Trent University


Students across the province are invited to debate

Monday, February 14, 2011, Peterborough

The fourth annual Model World Health Organization (WHO) Conference, run by the Nursing Students of Ontario, in conjunction with the Trent-Fleming Nursing Students' Association, will be held at Trent University’s Lady Eaton College, with opening ceremonies starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 18, and the debate itself on Saturday, February 19, 2011 starting at 9:30 a.m.

The Peterborough community is invited to two, free guest lectures tied to the event: one on Friday, February 18 at 8:15 p.m. and the other on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. John Pringle, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Toronto, will speak on Friday, February 18 at 8:15 p.m. about his recent mission to Nigeria following a lead poisoning outbreak. Mr. Pringle’s talk is co-hosted by the Kawartha World Issues Centre and the Peterborough County-City Health Unit and will take place at Lady Eaton College.

On Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m., multi-racial Indigenous feminist Ms. Jessica Yee will deliver her special presentation to the public. Ms. Yee is a justice freedom fighter and the founding director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. Ms. Yee’s talk is sponsored by the Trent Central Students Association.

The Model WHO Conference is open to any Ontario post-secondary student in any discipline who would like to join the debate. Students may register for the conference until February 17, 2011. Conference details and registration information can be found at


For more information, please contact: Sumi Shanmuganathan, communications officer, Nursing Students of Ontario, 705-559-2229