Learn more about our talented coaching team here!

Bryan WeberDirector of Debate
  • Award-winning speech and debate coach with over 25 years of experience coaching elementary, secondary, and university students
  • Recipient of the National Speech and Debate Association's Diamond Award and Donus D. Roberts Coaching Excellence Award, two of their highest honours, and recognized as Teacher of the Year in Houston, Texas
  • Coached teams to multiple championships and speaker awards at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Georgetown, and numerous other accolades.
  • Former director of the Houston and Minnesota Urban Debate Leagues, which produced both state and national champions.
 
Jackie Massey
  • Founder and former director of the University of Oklahoma debate program, where his teams won four national championships, multiple top speaker awards, and numerous other top finishes.
  • Coached at the University of Vermont and Eastern New Mexico University, where his team won the national championship.
  • Experienced in a wide variety of debate formats, including Public Forum, British Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, and Cross-Examination.
  • Author of the critical debaters handbook.
Bishal Podder
 
  • 2023 National Team Coach for World Schools Debating Championships(WSDC) for Team Armenia
  • 2022 National Team Coach for World Schools Debating Championships(WSDC) for Team Bangladesh (Open Quarterfinalist)
  • 2022 Hart House Intervarsity (HHIV) debate competition Semifinalists
  • 2022 CUSID BP Champs Open Finalist
  • 2021 National Team Coach for World Schools Debating Championships(WSDC) for Team Bangladesh (Open Octo-finalist)
  • 2021 Doxbridge Worlds Open Octo-finalist
  • 2020 Finalist at Lord Discord Cup
  • 2020 National Team Coach for World Schools Debate Championships Team Bangladesh
  • 2020 Novice Champion at USC IV
  • 2020 Finalist at Lord Discord Cup
  • 2019 Finalist & 2nd Best Speaker at West Coast Novice Championship: Finalist & 2nd top Speaker
  • 2019 2nd Top Speaker at Hugill Cup
  • 2018 Quarterfinalist at World Schools Debate Championships
  • 2018 Finalist & 3rd Top Speaker at Asian-British Parliamentary
  • 2018 Quarterfinalist at Kolkata NAT University of Juridical Sciences
Vancouver Debate Academy private debate coach Stormee Massey
Stormee MasseyHead Coach - US Formats
  • NSDA Diamond Coaching Award 2022
  • NSDA Donus D. Roberts Coaching of Excellence Award Recipient 2021
  • VDA Coach Of The Year 2021
  • NSDA Lone Star District New Coach of the Year Recipient 2020
  • Recipient of the HEB ISD Education Foundation Award of Excellence 2018 & 2020
  • Coached Speech & Debate at Grapevine High School and Trinity High School in a variety of formats
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Todd Pengelly
  • 2016 National Speech and Debate Tournament, Third Place in Worlds School 
  • 2016 Georgia Student Congress State, 2nd Place
  • 2015 Georgia Student Congress State, Finalist 
  • 2015 National Qualifier at Catholic Forensic League Nationals in Public Forum
  • Received recognition of Special Distinction by NSDA, top 5% in nation, top 3% in district
  • Debated and coached at Midtown High School, 13-year reigning champions for Speech and Debate Sweepstakes in the state of Georgia
     

Our Talented Team

Adrian Lask
Education : UBC Bachelor of Political Science
Experience : 7+ years of competitive debate experience & 5+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Former UBC Debate Society President
  • 2019 Coach for Team Mexico for the World Schools Debating Championship
  • 2019 Coach for Team Mexico for the World Universities Debating Championship
  • Semifinalist at West Coast Novice Championship
  • 2019 Semifinalists at the Seattle IV Tournament
  • 2016 Champion & 6th Best Speaker at Pan-American  (Spanish stream)
  • 2015 Finalist & 2nd Best Speaker at US Nationals 2015
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Akifuzzaman Labib
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Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience & 2+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Quarter-finalist at Qatar pre-WSDC 2020
  • Hong Kong WSDC 2021
  • Best novice speaker at Asian schools debate champion Thailand 2018.
  • Won 10+ national tournaments with 20+ individual speaker awards.
Coaching Style : Supportive, observant, encouraging
Alex Gagne
Education : UBC Bachelor of Arts in International Economics
Experience : 6+ years of competitive debate experience & 5+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Top 100 at World University Debate Championships
  • 2019 Semi-Finalists at the Seattle IV tournament
  • 2018 Quarterfinalist at US Nationals
  • 2018 Semifinalist at Seattle Intervarsity
  • 2016 Quarterfinalist at Texas State Championship
  • 2016 Octafinalist at Harvard Forensics
Coaching Style : Topic-Oriented, Competitive, Engaging Lecturer
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Alice Gilman
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Education :  University of British Columbia Bachelor of International Relations + Master of Management
Experience : 4+ years of competitive debate experience & 3+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Regional Manager at World Scholars Cup (2018-2020)
  • Organized debate tournaments in over 25 countries
  • Speech and acting coach at a film production school (2018)
  • Co-manager of a Central Asian Debate league
  • Almaty International School Debate Team student Founder and Coach
  • Chosen out of 10,000 to speak at Yale Tournament of Champions
  • Leading debater in Central Asia in Lincoln Douglas Debate and Public Forum Debate
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Anaïs Kneppers
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Education : Bachelor at University of Ottawa studying law
Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience & 2+ years of coaching experience
Description :
- Zimbabwe Easters 2022 Grand Finalist
- Cornell Novice Nationals 2021 Grand Finalist
- Australasian WGM 2021 Silver Finalist
- Imperial IV 2022 Quarterfinalist
- Uhuru Worlds 2022 Quarterfinalist
- GLC Debate 2021 and 2022 Quarterfinalist
- Canadian Parliamentary Nationals 2021 Novice Champion
- BP Champs 2020 Novice Finalist
- Hart House IV 2020 Novice Semifinalist
- NorAms 2023 Breaking Adjudicator
- BP Champs 2022 Chief Adjudicator
- Canadian Parliamentary Nationals 2023 Deputy Chief Adjudicator
- Cornell Novice Nationals 2022 Deputy Chief Adjudicator
- President of the University of Ottawa's English Debating Society
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Bobo Wong
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Education : UBC: Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree
Experience : 6+ years of competitive debate experience & 5+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Co-Captain & Coach of Sir Winston Churchill Debate Club (2018-2019)
  • UBC Debate Society: Vice President External (2020-2021)
  • 2019 West Coast Novice Debating Championships: Finalist Team & 3rd Top Speaker
  • 2019 Hart House Inter-varsity (HHIV): Novice Finalist Team and 6th Top Novice Speaker
  • 2019 Hugill Cup: 3rd Top Novice Speaker
  • 2020 University of Calgary CP ProAms: Champion Team, Top Novice Speaker, and 3rd Top Open Speaker
  • 2020 University of Southern California Inter-varsity (USC IV): Novice Champion Team
  • 2020 Lord Discord Cup: Novice Finalist Team
  • 2020 UBC Fundraiser Open: 2nd Top Novice Speaker, 10th Top Open Speaker
  • 2020 Doxbridge Inter-varsity: 20th Breaking Open Octofinalist Team
  • 2021 University of Calgary CP ProAms: Deputy Chief Adjudicator
  • 2021 Represented the UBC Debate Society at Korea Worlds University Debating Championships (WUDC)
  • 2021 Hart House Inter-varsity (HHIV): 17th place Open Team
  • 2022 Hart House Inter-varsity (HHIV): 7th Breaking Open Team, Open Semi-finalist, and 9th Top Open Speaker
  • 2022 Canadian British Parliamentary Championships: 3rd Breaking Open Team and Finalist
Coaching Style : Adaptable, Detail-oriented, Drills>Lectures
Brooks Howell
Education : New York University-Political Science
Experience : 4+ years of competitive debate experience & 1+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Qualified to NCFL Nationals, NSDA Nationals, and the Gold TOC
  • Varsity Public Forum Semifinalist at Princeton University
  • Varsity Public Forum Semifinalist at Lexington Invitational
  • Varsity Public Forum Octofinalist at Yale University
  • Varsity Public Forum 3rd Best Speaker Award at Emory
Coaching Style : Fun, Engaging, Focused
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Debojyoti Biswas 
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Education : UBC Bachelor of Science in Physics
Experience : 6+ years of competitive debate experience & 2+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Quarterfinalist at World Schools Debate Championship WSDC, 2018
  • High School Champion and Best Speaker, Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship 2018
  • Captain of Team Bangladesh in WSDC 2019
  • Semi-Finalist and 2nd Best Speaker NUJS Parliamentary Debate Tournament 2019, India
  • Octo-Finalist and team captain of Asian World Schools Debate Championship 2019
  • 10+ National Level Speaker Awards in Bangladesh
  • Coach of Notre Dame College, Bangladesh for 1 year
  • Coach of Sunnydale School, Bangladesh for 2 year
Coaching Style : personalized, relaxed but also strict if needed, highly encourage responses
Diggory Waddle
Education : Simon Fraser University: Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
Experience : 3+ years of competitive debate experience & 2+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • 2022 Oxford IV university level Semi-Finalist & 12th best individual speaker
  • 2022 Hart House IV university level Champion
  • 2020 Deputy Chief Adjudicator of PAC Cup
  • 2020 Deputy Chief Adjudicator of SFU Worlds Tournament
  • 2020 Champion at Monash University Open
  • 2019 Champion at SFU IV
  • 2019 Finalist at Gary Gillespie Cup
  • 2019 Semifinalist and 3rd Top Speaker at Hugill Cup
  • 2019 Finalist at Seattle IV
Coaching Style : Relaxed, Forgiving, Demanding
Eliz Zhou
Experience : 3+ years of competitive debate experience & 1+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • 2020 Puget Sound Invitational Quarterfinalist & 6th top speaker
  • 2019 Vice President and Coach of Richmond Christian Secondary Debate Team
  • 2019 Champion & 4th Top Speaker at Stanford Invitational Debate Tournament
  • 2019 Lower Mainland West Regionals Tournament 10th Top Speaker
  • 2018 6th Top Speaker at NSDA Nationals in Wuxi
  • 2018 Champion & Best Speaker at SFU PF
Coaching Style : Detail-Oriented, Encouraging, Collaborative
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Emily Chen
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Education : Studying at UBC; Bachelor of Commerce
Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience (CNDF, PF, Worlds and BP) & 2+ years of coaching
Description :
  • UBC Debate Society Novice Representative 2022
  • 2022 Harthouse IV Novice Semi-Finalist
  • LMS Regionals 3-years Champion 2020-2022
  • Qualification to Canadian Nationals 2022
  • 2020 Harvard Invitational Semi-Finalist
  • 2020 Bluebonnet Octofinalist
Coaching Style : Approachable, Fun, Adaptable
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George Alarcon
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Education : Bachelor and Master in Economics from the University of Florida. Currently pursuing J.D. at University of Maryland
Experience : 2+ years of coaching experience
Description :  
  • Obtained 10 TOC bids in Public Forum
  • Blue Key- Public Forum (Semifinalist)
  • Emory- Public Forum (Octafinalist)
  • Harvard- Public Forum (Quarter Finalist)
  • Florida State Qualifier- Public Forum (Champion)
  • Florida State Tournament- Public Forum (Quarter Finalist)
  • Crestian Round Robinn- Public Forum (Finalist)
  • Crestian- Public Forum (Semifinalist: Bid)
  • Glenbrooks- Public Forum (Octofinalist: Bid)
  • Sunvitational- Public Forum (Semifinalist: Bid)
  • Broke at Nationals
Coaching Style : Competitive, Fun, and Energetic
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Grace Jia
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Education : University of Arts London: BA - Fashion Design
Experience : 3+ years of competitive debate experience & 2+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Coached Provincial Qualifiers (2021) and French Nationals Qualifiers (2020)
  • 2020 Stanford Invitational Quarter Finalist
  • 2020 Bluebonnet Octofinalist
  • 2020 Georgetown Vancouver Quarter Finalist
  • 2019 SFU High School Public Forum Tournament 7th Speaker
Coaching Style : Fun, Supportive, Adaptable
Irene Mpofu Coach
Irene Mpofu
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Education : Masters of Laws, University of Pretoria
Experience : 12+ years of competitive debate experience & 9+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • 2017 Senior provincial quarter finalists
  • 2017 provincial team speaker
  • 2017 SA national debate teams
  • 2017 SACEE champs’ finalists.
  • 2018 Roedean Senior and Junior debate coach
  • 2018 Senior provincial champions
  • 3 speakers selected for the provincial team
  • 5 speakers ranking in the top 10 Gauteng speakers
  • 2018 Sacee championship semi finalists (senior division)
  • 2020 Roedean Junior debate coach
  • 2020 SACEE champs plate break
  • 2020 Provincial Championships breaking team
  • 2021 Roedean Junior debate coach
  • 2021 SACEE champs breaking team
  • 2021 Provincial championships semi finalists
  • 2021 provincial team speaker
  • 2021 Isphahan international debate tournament finalists.
  • Exofficio Board member of the South African Schools debating board 2019-2021.
  • ESDC breaking judge 2022
Coaching Style : Encouraging, Communicative, Relaxed
Interest : Travelling, documentaries
Joseph Mai VDA debate coach
Joseph Mai
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Education : First-year at the University of Toronto in Economics and International Relations
Experience : 4+ years of debating experience in Worlds, CNDF, and PF; 1+ year of coaching experience
Description :
  • First breaking team at Semiahmoo Worlds
  • 4th place UBC Falls 2019
  • Qualified to Provincials
  • Qualified to NSDA Nationals in PF twice
  • Only undefeated team and first seed at NSDA Nationals 2022 with 12 ballots in prelims
  • Five bids to the Tournament of Champions
  • 5th seed at Harvard in Varsity
  • Quarterfinalist at Florida Blue Key in Varsity
  • Co-Champion at Georgetown Spring in Varsity
  • Double-Octofinalist at Stanford in Varsity
  • International Champion at Yale in Varsity
  • 20th Seed at UK in Varsity
Coaching Style : encouraging, fun, detailed
Judy Jiang
Education : Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Southern California
Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience & 3+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • 2019 8th Top Speaker at Lower Mainland North Regionals
  • 2018 Semi-Finalist & 5th Top Speaker at UBC Summer
  • 2018 7th Top Speaker at SFU PF Tournament
  • 2018 8th Place Team at British Columbia Provincials
  • 2018 4th Place Team at Lower Mainland West Regionals
  • 2017 Best Diplomat Award at the University of Alberta High School Model United Nations
  • 2016 Gold Medalist for Poetry in the Provincial Speech Competition
  • 2015 Bronze Medalist at the United Nations Pilgrimage Speech and Debate Competition
Coaching Style : Communicative, Efficient, Friendly
Nathan Schwarz-Lee
Education : University of British Columbia: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience & 6+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • 2018-2019 President of the UBC Debate Society
  • 2018 Semi-Finalist at Seattle Intervarsity
  • 2018 Semi-Finalist at UBC Intervarsity
  • 2017 Semi-Finalist at Pacific Cup
Coaching Style : Calm, Collective, Creative
Olin Becker
Education : University of British Columbia Bachelor of Commerce
Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience & 3+ years of coaching experience
Description : Leadership Roles:
  • UBCDS VP External (2021)
  • UBC High School Tournament Equity Officer (2020)
  • William Aberhart High School Debate Team Founder and Coach (2019)
Debate Awards:
  • Novice Finalist at Pacific Cup (2021)
  • Cambridge Intervarsity Top 10 Novice Speaker (2020)
  • Hugill Cup Top 5 Novice Speaker (2020)
  • Fall Open Western Novice Championship Champion and Top 3 Speaker (2020)
  • Represented UBC at the North American University Debating Championship (2020)
  • Alberta Debate Provincials Second Place Team and Top 5 Speaker (2019)
Coaching Style : Flexible, Drill-Oriented, Encouraging
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Sreyan Kanungo
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Education : Bachelor of Arts, Lean Startup Management, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience & 2+ years of coaching experience
Description :

Debate Awards:

  • 2022 Worlds Universities Debating Championship (Madrid), Open Octo-finalist
  • 2022 North American Debating Championships, Open Quarter Finalist
  • 2022 University of Vermont Debate Championship, Open Champion
  • 2022 Cornell University Debating Championship, Open Finalist
  • 2022 Western Regional Debating Championship, Open Finalist
  • 2021 Worlds Universities Debating Championship (Belgrade), Open Partial Octo-Finalist
  • 2021 Oxford University Debating Championships, Open Octo-Finalist
  • 2021 Manchester Debate Union Debating Championships, Open Quarter finalist
  • 2021 North American Universities Debating Championships, Open Quarter Finalist
  • 2020 Worlds Universities Debating Championship (South Korea), ESL Quarter Finalist
Coaching Experience
Coach, European Standard School 
Coach, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 
Junior Executive, Bangladesh Debating Council 
Independent Trainer, Colgate University, Cornell University, and University of Rochester. 
Reid Marcus
Education : University of Cambridge: Master of Philosophy in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
Experience : 10+ years of competitive debate experience & 8+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • Twice represented UBC at the World Universities Debating Championship (Berlin 2013, Kuala Lumpur 2015)
  • 2015 Semi-Finalist at the Canadian National British Parliamentary Debating Championship
  • 2015 Chief Adjudicator of the UBC Spring High School Tournament
  • 2014-2015 Training Director of the UBCDS (2014-2015)
  • 2012-2013 Vice President External of the UBCDS
  • 2012, 2014 Co-Director of the UBC Fall High School Tournament
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Tina Yong
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Education : University of British Columbia: Political Science Honour
Experience : 7+ years of competitive debate experience & 4+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • President of UBC Debate Society 
  • Represented UBC at the World University Debate Championships 
  • Champion of Hugill Cup 
  • Top Senior Speaker at Lower Mainland South Regional Championships 
  • Finalist at Yale IV
  • Fleetwood Park Debate Association president and coach
  • Stanford Championship double-octofinalists (2018)
  • UBC Fall High School Tournament Champion (2018)
  • FPSS Senior Speech Meet Champion (2018)
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Todd Pengelly
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Education : Hampshire College - BA in Literary Journalism, Minor in Race Relations
Experience : 4+ years of competitive debate experience & 3+ years of coaching experience
Description :
  • 2016 National Speech and Debate Tournament, Third Place in Worlds School 
  • 2016 Georgia Student Congress State, 2nd Place
  • 2015 Georgia Student Congress State, Finalist 
  • 2015 National Qualifier at Catholic Forensic League Nationals in Public Forum
  • Received recognition of Special Distinction by NSDA, top 5% in nation, top 3% in district
  • Debated and coached at Midtown High School, 13-year reigning champions for Speech and Debate Sweepstakes in the state of Georgia
     
Yashwant Katireddy VDA Coach
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Education : UBC: BCom -Sauder School of Business
Experience : 5+ years of competitive debate experience & 4+ years of coaching experience
Description :
Experience:
- UBC Sauder JDC West 2022-23 Debate team
- UBC Sauder JDC West 2021-22 Debate team
- Debate Coach - Mount Douglas Secondary School Debate Team (2020-21)
- UBC Debate society (2021 - present)
- Public Speaking Coach - 848 Royal Canadian Air Cadets (2019-23)
- 4 years highschool debate experience, regional and provincial level
- 6 years public speaking experience, provincial level
Awards:
- First place Debate (JDC West 2023)
School of the Year (JDC West 2022)
- First place speaker award (Golden Gnome Debate Tournament 2019)
- First place (Golden Gnome Debate Tournament 2019)
- First place (Department of National Defence Regional Public Speaking Competition 2019,2020,2021)
- Third place (Department of National Defence Provincial Public Speaking Competition 2019)
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Vidit Desai
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Education : Fourth Year Honours Political Science and Spanish Student at Western University
Experience : 8+ years of competitive debate experience & 4+ years of coaching experience
Description :

Leadership:

  • Vice President of Training at UWO Debate Society
  • Former Vice President of the White Oaks Debate Team
  • Three years as a competitive coach and eight years as a competitive debater

Achievements as a Debater: 

  • Semi-Finalist and 6th Ranked Speaker at the North American Championships
  • Champion of the New York University - AD Tournament
  • Champion at the Hart House Novice Final
  • Champion at the Canadian National Novice Final
  • Grand Finalist at the Zimbabwe Debating League
  • Grand Finalist and Top 10 Speaker at the Colgate Open
  • Grand Finalist at the Chancellor’s Cup
  • Grand Finalist (two times) and 3rd Speaker at the Centennial Cup
  • Semi Finalist at the Central Novice Debate Championship and 3rd Speaker
  • Quarter Finalist at the Alberta Australs Tournament
  • Top 10 Teams at the King's College London Open

Achievements as a Judge:

  • Breaking Adjudicator at the Harvard Worlds Invitational
  • Breaking Adjudicator at the Yale Public Forum JV Competition
  • Chief Adjudicator of the Central Canadian Championship
  • Chief Adjudicator of the Western IV
  • Chief Adjudicator at numerous Western High Schools Tournaments
Coaching Style : Innovative, Passionate, Encouraging

Join Our Coach Team!

Current Openings

ABOUT US

ACE’s Vancouver Debate Academy is a rapidly growing hub of talented instructors and students with a mission to expand the scope and competitiveness of debate and speech in BC, Canada and beyond. We pride ourselves on providing top coaching, and have a string of awards from our competitive success at prestigious competitions such as those hosted by the NSDA such as the TOC, and also those hosted at institutions such as Harvard & Stanford, international competitions like the Chinese Nationals, and regional/national tournaments across Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

You are a strong educator with a competitive spirit who strives to make the Academy’s instruction the best in Canada. Responsibilities include:

  • Coaching between 25-30 hours of debate classes per week
  • Developing and implementing curricula for classes in debate
  • Attending competitions with the Academy’s debate teams as a coach, both in Canada and abroad
  • Admin duties as needed such as tournament registration

QUALIFICATIONS

The Head Coach will work closely with the Director of Debate to develop curricula, plan tournaments, and communicate with both students and families to serve our community.

The Head Coach demonstrates a proven record of coaching success at the highest levels of international speech and debate tournaments, including in events like Worlds, British Parliament (BP) debate, Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate, extemporaneous speaking, and original oratory. While we appreciate all applicants’ interest, for this position we can not consider candidates with only experience in non-US formats and tournament competitions;

  • Holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
  • Has a minimum of three years experience in a comparable leadership position;
  • Has classroom experience teaching and developing curricula;
  • Is comfortable with a flexible schedule that includes the ability to work weekends;
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, listening, and presentation);
  • Is driven, self-motivated, and results-oriented;
  • Has a strong sense of organization and the ability to lead a team.
  • In charge of outreach program, and willing to re-locate from city to city across Canada and have means to travel from district to district

Successful candidate will receive training under the guidance of the Director of the Academy, both in workshops and regular classes.

BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

The Head Coach will be compensated with a competitive salary UP TO $80K ANNUALLY, commensurate with experience and accomplishments, as well as performance-based bonuses.

You will be expected to work as necessary, and you will be eligible for an employee benefits package up to 50% copay for dental and medical expenses.

For those considering applying to be a full-time coach with us and seeking this position from outside BC, you will need to do some research and can expect support from us in your move.

Additionally, working for the Vancouver Debate Academy will provide paid travel opportunities both as coach and as a chaperone.

The opportunity to eventually take on the full-time role of Associate Director is also available for those who aspire to a long-term career with our business.

LOCATIONS & START DATES

The successful candidate will work at our Vancouver offices at 2445 West 41 Avenue Vancouver BC V6M 2A5.

Desired start date: 2023-02

APPLY

If you want to join a growing educational organization with a mission to create a thriving competitive circuit of debaters and speakers in BC/Canada, email info@vancouverdebate.ca with the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Any additional information, from a personal statement to videos of your speaking abilities – anything to help us learn more about you!

Job type: Full-time permanent 40 hours per week 5 days per week

Language of Instruction: English

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00-$80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Vancouver, BC (required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)

Experience:

  • direct: 2 years (required)
  • Teaching: 2 years (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (required)

Work Location: One location