VDA Students Excelled at Regionals

Each year, debaters attend Regionals, a qualifying tournament for BC Provincials. Divided into 4 smaller zones, students compete at one of four tournaments depending on their catchment: Lower Mainland North (LMN), Lower Mainland East (LME), Lower Mainland South (LMS), and Lower Mainland West (LMW). Each region is similarly divided by level: students compete as Novices,…

UBC Summer HST 2018: Results are out!

VDA students wrapped up an outstanding summer with strong performances at the UBC Summer tournament for high school students. Vancouver Debate Academy fielded 4 teams at the tournament, which lasted 2 days. The high school students completed 5 rounds of debate in the British Parliamentary style before the breaks were announced. Two VDA teams made…

UBC Debate Tournament Results

Several teams of VDA debaters spent their weekend participating in the UBC Spring HST Debate Tournament. Our students participated at the Novice, Junior, and Senior levels. Everyone had fun over the weekend, and all the debaters turned in strong performances. We are so proud of each and every debater! Several Vancouver Debate Academy students won…

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…

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.