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…

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…

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 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…

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…