Every year the CSDF writes up a description of the event which is shared with our donors. You can read these narratives from each Seminar.
|Year||Host and Narrative Link|
|2014||St. John, NB|
|2011||Hay River, NWT|
|2007 Fall||Vancouver & Victoria, BC|
|2007 Spring||Ottawa, ON|
|2003||St. Johns, NL|
Tom Lawson Awards
Presented to the students who best embody the spirit of the Seminar. Winners are selected by a vote of the student delegates. The Tom Lawson Awards were created in recognition of the contribution made by Tom Lawson, the founder of the Canadian Student Debating Federation.
|Year||Male Recipient||Female Recipient|
|2015||Jack de Gooyer (NS)||Chandler Guzman (BC)|
|2014||Joel Morin (SK)||Heba Eid (ON)|
|2013||Hamish Wright (NB)||Sabina BeleuzNeagu (ON)|
|2012||Ben Peterson (NB)||Hana Amer (NS)|
|2011||Jonathon Gerstein (MB)||Alana Robert (MB)|
|2009||Keenan MacNeal (AB)||Raffie Rosenberg (MB)|
|2008||Frankie Cena (BC)||Patricia Johnson-Castle|
|2007 Fall||Quiller Sharratt (PEI)||Helenaz Hajifattahi (BC)|
|2007 Spring||Mike Renaud (ON)||Victoria Smith (NL)|
|2006||Josh Sealey (AB)||Michelle Lang (SK)|
|2005||Matthew Atwood (AB)||Jennifer Wang (SK)|
|2004||Sean Roberts (ON)||Omayra Issa Abdoulaye (SK)|
|2003||Colin Heffernan (NL)||Alex Lithwick (QC)|
|2002||Anthony Gamache (QC)||Bonnie Lo (BC)|
|2001||Francois LeMoine (ON)||Joanna Langille (NS)|
|2000||Adam Conter (NS)||Nina Singh (AB)|
|1999||Bill Wood (NS)||Laura Lussier (MB)|
|1998||Jean Bruno Villaneuve (QC)||Justine Pearl (QC)|
|1997||Chuck Demers (BC)||Cynthia Nazarian (ON)|
|1996||Michele Charles (SK)|
|1995||Lloyd Boison (SK)|
|1994||Brian Barnett (NB)||Dea Lloyd (BC)|
|1992||Blair McDaid (SK)|
|1991||Nick Whalen (NL)||Susan Johnson (NS)|
|1990||Michael Echenberg (QC)||Tricia McDaid (SK)|
|1989||Adam Feldman (QC)||Lynne Echenberg (QC)|
Presented to the top debater in the English category. The Weedon Award, first presented in 1970, was named after Basil Weedon, one of several parents at Trinity College School who was responsible for the creation of the National Seminar.
Presented to the top debater in the French category. The Governor General’s Award is named in recognition of the continuing support by the Governor General of Canada, honorary patron of the Canadian Student Debating Federation.
Chief Justice of Canada Award
Presented to the top debater in the bilingual category. The Chief Justice’s Award was named with permission from the Right Honourable Chief Justice of Canada.
Presented to the top debater from each CSDF Member.
Presented to the top Parliamentarians, as determined by a vote of the student delegates after a Model Parliament. Some Seminars have not run a Model Parliament.
Effective Speaking Award
Presented to the top speaker in a speaking competition. Some Seminars have had noncompetitive speaking activities rather than a competition.