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!  …

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 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…

Upcoming: SFU High School Debate Tournament

Vancouver Debate Academy is currently preparing students for the 2018 SFU High School Debate Tournament. The tournament will take place on March 17th, 2018, and will have two categories: Junior and Senior. Debate formats in the two categories will be different; Juniors will follow Canadian National Debate Format (CNDF), while Seniors will use British Parliamentary…

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…