Team Canada 2019

Team Canada 2019 development squad attended a one-week training camp in Toronto, Ontario during August of 2018.  Nine members of the developing squad then went on to represent Canada at their first International Event – ARGO2018 in Romania, August 30th to September 2nd, 2018,  coached by Jason Xiao (SK) and Joshua Judah (NS) Nine students represented us with three teams all placing 1st; 2nd and 3rd at the event.  It is fair to say that our presence at ARGO2018 was a Canadian Debate Hatrick!

Representing Canada at the 2019 WSDC in Sri Lanka, August 2019 are:

  • Naomi Panovka (ON) attended the 2018 WSDC
  • Angela Li (ON)
  • Max Rosen (ON)
  • Matthew Farrell (NS)
  • Vivian Zhang (BC)

Alternates at the 2019 WSDC in Sri Lanka, August 2019 are:

  • Matthew Anzarouth (QC)
  • Allan Lee (BC)

Remaining Development Team for 2019 in no particular order are:

  • Jonathan Liu (ON)
  • Alice Chen (ON)
  • Gabriel Di Bert (QC)
  • Saara Meghji (BC) 
  • Angelina Zhang (BC) 

Team Co-Coaches – Jason Xiao and TBD

Hailing from Saskatoon, Jason is now in his second year of studying law at the University of Oxford. Jason is an avid debater, having been a grand finalist at the World Schools Debating Championship in 2015 and reaching the semi-finals at the World University Debating Championships 2018. Outside of debating, Jason is interested in international commercial and human rights law. When he has free time, he also enjoys playing the guitar.


Team Canada would not be able to represent Canada without the generous support of the community. We would like to thank our generous sponsors, who help make it possible for the Team to compete around the world.

Team Payments

If you are a team member, you can make payments by E-transfer or by cheque. Contact to set up an E-Transfer payment, or, please make cheques out to “CSDF” and send them to:

Canadian Student Debating Federation

PO Box 74158 – 148 – 555 Strathcona Blvd SW – Calgary, Alberta – T3H 3B6