Board and Officers

Each year at the National Seminar, a new Board of Directors for the Canadian Student Debating Federation is elected by the representatives of the member organizations. The Board is comprised of up to ten individuals and anyone nominated by a member organization can be elected to the Board. To ensure regional representation, the Board must contain at least one member from each of our four regions: the West (BC, AB, SK), the Centre (MB and ON), the Territories, and the Atlantic (QC and the Maritimes) provided that willing candidates from each of these regions are available.

The membership elects a President, Director of French Language Debate and between five and eight other directors. Once elected, the Board has the responsibility for appointment of officers, including Treasurer, Solicitor, Discipline Officer, Committee Chairs, Worlds Officer and Liaisons to external organizations as deemed necessary by the Board.

Throughout the year, the Board maintains contact with member organizations, coordinates with the upcoming Seminar Host, allocates funding under the McLeese Opportunities Fund and attends to administrative details required by the CSDF.

2016-2017 Board:

Debra Miko President, Western Canada AB
Richard Picotin Director of French Debate QC
Bonny Hubley Treasurer NS 
Jordan Burg Director, Central Canada MB
Sean Mulhearn Director, the North YK
Chris George Director, Quebec and Atlantic Canada QC
Steven Penner Director, Alumni Relations
Nicole Ratti Director, Convenor 2017 Seminar ON
Swarochish Goswami Director, Media Relations ON
Laura Cole Director, Secretary NS

2016-17 Officers:

Rob McLeese Special Advisor
Brian Casey Solicitor
Chris George Discipline Officer
Elspeth Easton Archives Officer
Tracey Lee Worlds Officer
Matt Edmonds Webmaster 

2016-17 Worlds Committee:

John Robinson Chair
Joshua Judah Vice-Chair
Tracey Lee
Dylan Hardy
Liz Stratton
Venue Goswami