Simon Fraser University Sweep!

On June 22nd, 2019, Vancouver Debate Academy participated in Simon Fraser University’s annual Public Forum Tournament. Popular in the United States, Public Forum is a style of debate that emphasizes the use of evidence and favours quick-witted debaters. This style of debate is fixated around crossfire, a period of unstructured time where debaters are free…

VDA’s Youngest Tackle UBC

  On May 11th, 2019, Vancouver Debate Academy’s youngest students competed in the annual UBC Elementary School Tournament. In the weeks leading up to the tournament, debaters and coaches alike worked tirelessly to prepare. Nerves were high as the young competitors ventured out to what is for some, their first debate tournament. Their efforts were well…