Welcome to the UNBC Debate Society

Since 2010, our club has been promoting critical analysis, public speaking and the techniques of debating in a casual learning environment—great for anyone wanting to gain confidence in public speaking. For those who love being the center of the conversation, at every weekly meeting you will have a full seven minutes to convince us of your arguments while the rest of us hang on to your every word.

Regardless of your degree of mastery in spoken argument, we have a ton of fun and laughs. Our members come from a wide variety of degrees and backgrounds, providing a diverse wealth of knowledge to contest with. Who knows, you may just learn something new or understand a new side of an issue you had not considered before. Debating also develops your analytical skills and ability to think on your feet.

We also love to head all over the globe competing in tournaments to show off UNBC’s talent of verbal arguments. Meaning you can accompany us trying to win shiny trophies and titles all over Canada and the World for UNBC. In the past we have broke at U of C, Western Canada Pro-Am, and competed several times at WUDC (The World University Debating Championship).

Whatever your reason for coming, we would be happy to see you at an upcoming meeting—debating is a skill for everyone, and we are always on the lookout for new perspective.

Hope to see you soon.

Chelsea Dunk, President

January 2014

Weekly meetings start at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the NUGSS Boardroom; find us on Facebook for the most current details.

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