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…

UBC Fall 2018 Tournament

VDA students wrapped up the UBC Fall debate tournament for high school students with astonishing achievements! In the extremely competitive environment with over 100 experienced teams participating, our students worked very hard in preparation.   Vancouver Debate Academy students Tina Yong and Ellen Li showed outstanding performances and proudly received the top awards! Tina Yong…

British Parliamentary Nationals Qualifier

This past weekend, students from VDA participated in the British Parliamentary Nationals Qualifier debate tournament. Vancouver Debate Academy students Emily Ni and Alex Logan performed to an exceptional standard and have been invited to compete at the British Parliamentary Nationals tournament in Toronto, Ontario from November 30th – December 2nd.   Emily Ni was in…