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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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2012 Seminar postponed until fall

March 21, 2012

The CSDF Board has decided to postpone the 2012 National Debate Seminar in Saskatchewan until the fall of 2012. This was decided in a March 20th phone meeting in response to a Exchanges Canada decision not to grant travel funds for the event, planned for May. The Board plans to appeal this decision and make […]

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CSDF names Interim President

March 21, 2012
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We are sorry to announce the resignation of the CSDF President, John Baty, effective March 11 of this year. After a long and storied debating and teaching career, John is retiring from teaching to pursue other projects. We thank him wholeheartedly for his leadership in the role of President, and wish him the best moving […]

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