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Team Canada competes in WSDC 2013

January 29, 2013
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Team Canada 2013 has started to compete in the 2013 World Schools Debating Championships in Antalya, Turkey. The CSDF is cheering on the team all the way! Team Canada has started strong with two wins in the first two rounds against Lithuania (2-1) and Estonia (3-0). You can follow the team’s results at the WSDC […]

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CSDF wraps up successful Toronto Seminar

October 19, 2012
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The 2012 National Student Debate Seminar was held from Thursday, October 11th to Monday, October 15th, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario. The Seminar was organized by Rudi Lof and Kassie Dwarika of McLeese Debate and hosted mainly at Upper Canada College. Student and adult delegates agreed that the Seminar was a great success! Students experienced three […]

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Seminar registration concluded

September 28, 2012

With the Toronto National Seminar just weeks away, our registration period has now concluded. We are happy to report we have over 55 students who will attend the Seminar in Toronto. The National Seminar 2012 page has also been updated with the latest information about the Seminar, including a description of the main activities and […]

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Seminar Registration Now Open

September 1, 2012

Registration for the 2012 Fall Seminar is now open online. Student and adult delegates who have confirmed their participation with their provincial and territorial organizations should register as soon as possible. Student Registration Form Adult Registration Form The registration deadline is September 14. Please note that you can leave travel details blank, and return to […]

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2012 Fall Seminar Announcement

August 20, 2012
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After many developments this summer, the CSDF is proud to announce the 2012 Fall National Seminar, which will take place in Toronto, Ontario from October 11th to 15th. The Seminar will be hosted by McLeese Debate, with debate rounds and workshops hosted by Upper Canada College and accommodation at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. […]

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McLeese Chair hired

May 8, 2012

Upper Canada College and the benefactor of the Willis S. McLeese Canadian Debating Fund, Rob McLeese, are pleased to announce that Rudi Lof has been appointed as the McLeese Chair in Canadian Debating. The McLeese Chair works closely with the Canadian Student Debating Federation. Rudi will support and advance student debating and public speaking at […]

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