Why EdmontonWHO?


Play a proactive role in drafting resolutions to address challenges in global health and understand the fundamental operations of the World Health Organization.




Learn about the key challenges facing global health today and understand the important concepts surrounding its determinants.



Engage with students from a wide range of disciplines to understand the various perspectives from around the world.




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Previous Years


“The EdmontonWHO Simulation Conference is one of my favourite events of the year. I have been participating in the event for the past 2 years and it gave me the confidence to speak about issues in public health within the setting of international relations. It is always very organized and the food is delicious. It is an incredible experience that everyone, regardless of their academic background, should try.”

Navya Baradi Grade 11, Old Scona Highschool

“The Edmonton World Health Organization (eWHO) Simulation was a great experience that I am very fortunate to have been a part of. As a science student studying pharmacology, I got the unique opportunity to apply my knowledge to the topic of “substance abuse” and nurture a sense of leadership towards multifactorial issues revolving around global health. I got to meet university students from various faculties other than my own and high school students passionate about creating positive change in the world. I learned about public health policy, developed valuable speaking skills, and exercise critical thinking about solutions to health issues on a national and international scale. eWHO was very different from studying healthcare in a classroom setting but so rewarding because I got more from this program than I could have imagined and would gladly participate in eWHO again.”

Savanpreet Pandher Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Alberta

“Participating in EdmontonWHO was one of the highlights of my year. Although I enjoy learning about health issues in class, being able to work with others to develop real and feasible solutions for issues like the opioid crisis at the international level was an experience that I could only have had at a conference like EdmontonWHO. I would highly encourage anyone who is interested in public health, health policy, or simply making the world a better place to participate!”

Howie Wu Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta

“Being a delegate at the WHO conference provided me with an amazing opportunity to expand my horizons and meet an awesome group of individuals interested in improving global health issues. It was a great chance to work under pressure to create a feasible resolution and overcome roadblocks that some of our world leaders have to go through to pass any sort of resolution. This event is great for anyone hoping to pursue a career in health or politics or just looking for a fun challenge!”

Makboolee Fyith Faculty of Science, University of Alberta

“I heard about the Edmonton World Health Simulation from a few of my friends. My background was not in the biosciences or the sciences but I was intrigued by this idea and wanted to know more. I decided to attend the information session to see if this was for me and right after that info session I went home and registered as I knew I wanted to get involved with this conference. Since day 1 till the end of the conference I learned so much about substance abuse (the topic we were discussing), had the opportunity to meet some really cool people many of whom I have become good friends with and above all had a lot of fun throughout the conference which made my whole experience memorable.”

Amogh Chetan Faculty of Business, University of Alberta

“The WHO Simulation was such an amazing experience. You learn so much along the way and get pushed in really amazing ways to expand your knowledge and skillset in the area of health and advocacy. I made friends along the way and learned a great deal about health and how the WHO work. I’m so glad I had the experience, and I would recommend the WHO simulation to everyone.”


Maddy Dube Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta