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 North (YK, NT, NU), 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.

Past Presidents listing can be found here.

2018-2019 Board:

Debra Miko President, Western Canada AB
Richard Picotin Director of French Debate, Quebec and Atlantic Provinces QC
Jordan Burg Director, Central Canada MB
Jean-Francois Tessier Director, Treasurer QC
Michael Macaraeg Director, Secretary MB
Gabriel Duguay Director, Alumni NS
Melissa Ong Director, 2020 Seminar Host SK

2018-19 Officers:

Brian Casey Solicitor
Tracey Lee Worlds Officer
Jordan Burg Discipline Officer
VACANT Archives Officer  
Debra Miko Webmaster – English
Richard Picotin Webmaster – French
Rob McLeese McLeese Foundation

2018-19 Worlds Committee:

Tracey Lee Chair
Wendy James Vice Chair
Joshua Judah
Dylan Hardy
Graeme Berrington
Debra Miko
** Jason Xiao Co-Coach  
** VACANT Co-Coach