SFU Spring HST Debate Tournament

On March 17th, Vancouver Debate Academy and student debaters attended the SFU Spring High School Debate Tournament. Everyone had a great time and our students performed very well! In the Novice category, Cheryl Chen took home an award for 4th Top Speaker, and MinSoo Oh received 10th Top Speaker. Congratulations girls! And a loud “Well…

Upcoming: SFU High School Debate Tournament

Vancouver Debate Academy is currently preparing students for the 2018 SFU High School Debate Tournament. The tournament will take place on March 17th, 2018, and will have two categories: Junior and Senior. Debate formats in the two categories will be different; Juniors will follow Canadian National Debate Format (CNDF), while Seniors will use British Parliamentary…

Harvard National Debate Tournament 2018

We won big at the Harvard debate tournament! Vancouver Debate Academy has an amazing group of debaters this year, and they truly did us proud in February at the 44th Annual Harvard National High School Invitational Forensics Tournament. Our students flew to Harvard for the debate tournament and worked hard every day (and still had…

Stanford Speech & Debate Tournament 2018

VDA students performed exceptionally well at Stanford this year, winning more awards than ever previously received at any tournament! This year we have some extremely strong debaters who have worked hard to win at their debate tournaments. This incredible work ethic has been serving them well, and at the Stanford 2018 Debate Tournament, our students from…

2018 Debate Provincials

We had a large crew of students from Vancouver Debate Academy qualify for the BC Debate Provincials. Several received awards; all of them worked hard and deserve to be congratulated for a job well done. In the Novice category, Cheryl Chen did an exceptional job and took home the award for 2nd Best Speaker! Cheryl…

LMW (Lower Mainland West) Regionals

Here at Vancouver Debate Academy, we work hard to get our students ready for debate tournaments. Our students are hardworking and always make us proud. Frequently, they perform to an exceptional standard and we want to take this moment to applaud all of our students. YAY TEAM! At the Lower Mainland West Regionals, our VDA…

LMC (Lower Mainland Central) Regionals

This January has been a great month for all students at VDA. Vancouver Debate Academy students took home medals today at the LMC Regionals in the Seniors category. Yuki Zhao did particularly well, taking home 8th Top Speaker; she’ll be moving into the Provincials with her teammate, Jeremy. 

Great work students! Well done and congratulations.

LME (Lower Mainland East) Regionals

Vancouver Debate Academy students performed exceptionally as the LME Regionals this month, taking home awards in all 3 categories; several students made it into the Provincials. In the Novice category, Stuti Sharma and Cheryl Chen made it into the Top 3 as a team and will be participating in the Provincials; Sharma won 5th Top…

Fraser Heights Invitational

Congratulations to our excellent debaters as they return from the Fraser Heights Invitational this month! Huge kudos especially goes to Stephanie Chang for winning Top Speaker in the Juniors category! Alan Shen also took home the award for 3rd Best Speaker as a Junior, and Yuki Zhao performed well, taking 5th Best Speaker in the…

Yorkson Creek Novice Invitational

Several elementary students attending Vancouver Debate Academy performed well at the Yorkson Creek Novice Invitational in Langley. Congratulations are in order for several students: Sharon Yang, who was the 8th Overall Top Speaker; Jessica Xiao, who won 3rd place Best Speaker in the Grade 5 and Under category; and Kevin Sun and Jessica Xiao, who…