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…


UBC Debate Society’s High School Tournament

Good luck, VDA teams! Vancouver Debate Academy is sending 12 teams to the UBC High School Debate Tournament taking place this weekend (April 7th and 8th). Registration has closed, but interested students are welcome to contact VDA to discuss joining a debate class to improve their skills in preparation for future tournaments. The UBC Tournament…


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.

LME (Lower Mainland East) Regionals

Vancouver Debate Academy students performed exceptionally as the LME Regionals this month, taking home awards in all 3 categories; several students made it into the Provincials. In the Novice category, Stuti Sharma and Cheryl Chen made it into the Top 3 as a team and will be participating in the Provincials; Sharma won 5th Top…