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), 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 the 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.
Liaison for Speech and Debate Canada
|Richard Picotin||Director of French Debate||QCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jordan Burg||Director, Central, Secretary, Treasurer||MBemail@example.com|
|Richard Letourneau||Director, The North||NTfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kent Avery||Director, Atlantic; Team Canada Liaison; FNMI Outreach; 2022 Seminar Host||PEemail@example.com|
|Jean-Francois Tessier||Director, Quebec; Alumni; Webmaster||QCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Macaraeg||Director, Alumni; Webmaster||MBemail@example.com|
|Elspeth Easton||Director, the West; FNMI Outreach||BCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melissa Ong||Director, 2021 Seminar Host||SKemail@example.com|
|Rob McLeese||Director, McLeese Family; Speech and Debate Canada||ONfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tracey Lee||Worlds Officeremail@example.com|
|Jordan Burg||Discipline Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Debra Miko||Archives Officeremail@example.com|
|Mike Macaraeg||Webmaster – Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jean-Francois Tessier||Webmaster – Frenchemail@example.com|
2019-2020 Worlds Committee:
|Tracey Lee||Committee Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kent Avery||Board Liaisonemail@example.com|
|** Jason Xiao||Co-Coach|
|** Brent Schmidt||Co-Coach|