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…

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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…

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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,…

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Puget Sound Tournament 2019

From January 10-11, students from VDA participated in the Puget Sound Tournament down in Seattle. The students worked very hard in preparation and all debaters had outstanding performances.   Vancouver Debate Academy students Caitlin Han and Nick Liu performed particularly well and were quarter-finalists in the tournament. We are extremely proud of their achievements!  …

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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…

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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…

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VDA Presents: Debate Seminars

Over the past month, Vancouver Debate Academy successfully hosted a series of seminars to share information about our classes with interested students and parents! The seminars were a huge success and many parents commented on how useful it was to learn about our programs.  If you missed out on our info sessions, don’t worry! We’ll…

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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…

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