Novice Training Day!

If you are planning on attending novice training day (mandatory for competitive participation) please sign up here! You're welcome to sign up on the day as well.

Sidney Smith Hall (lobby registration)


Social to follow! Address will be given to those who attend training day.

Beginning of a New Year!

With school beginning next week, the Hart House Debate community is gearing up to welcome a new group of members and supporters. We have many events set up to kick off the season.

Opening of the House (our first meeting) - Show Debate, Q&A, Casual Social

September 14th 3-5pm Hart House Debates Room

September 15th 7-9pm Hart House Debates Room

Both of the Opening of the House events will cover the same material while featuring different debates by some of our strongest competitive debaters. Therefore, Attendance at both meetings is not required.

Novice Training Day - Seminars, Practice, Social

September 19th 10am-4pm Sidney Smith Hall (Registration beginning at 9:30)

This event is open to all novice debaters (first year of debate or first year of university debate, any academic year). All skill levels are welcome. This event is mandatory for those wishing to compete on behalf of the HHDC at the McGill Central Novice Championships.

McGill Central Novice Championships - First Competitive Tournament

September 25-27 Departing September 28 8am Returning September 30 11pm

This tournament will be open to 24 students in the form of 12 teams. We travel to McGill University for the Central Novice Debate Championships, a tournament for those in their first year of university debating (any academic year). Travel, registration, and accommodation, as well as meals during the tournament are covered by Hart House with a student contribution of $35

Please come visit us in front of Hart House on Clubs Day (September 9th)

If you have any questions, please comment below or visit the "Contact Us" portion of this website.



Hart House Summer Meetings

Hart House will be hosting a series of summer meetings for debaters of all levels. All individuals interested, regardless of school, age, or experience level, are welcome to attend. The schedule is as follows and meetings will be run by Chris Puskas and Justin Park.

May 26th (Committees Room)
June 9th (Board Room)
June 23rd (Meetings Room)
July 7th (Committees Room)
July 21st (Bickersteth)
July 28th (Bickersteth)

Hart House wins the Round Robin 2015!

Hart House had an incredible showing at the IDEA Round Robin held at HWS from April 3-5.  The Round Robin is a 16 team tournament based on competitive entry. Direct bids are given to international title winners and the remaining spaces are filled through competitive application.  This year, Hart House was represented on 3 teams, more than any other University.

2 Hart House teams made it to the final. Hart House 1, Veenu Goswami and Joe McGrade won the tournament, beating Harvard, Cambridge, and Hart House 2, Aislin Flynn and Lex Sundarsingh, in the final.

Congratulations Veenu, Joe, Aislin, and Lex!

WUDC 2016 Thessaloniki

Hart House held it's Worlds Qualifier on March 31, 2015.  Many thanks to all who judged, and especially to our CA, Louis Tsilivis.

The teams selected are as follows

Hart House A: Veenu Goswami & Joe McGrade

Hart House B: Aislin Flynn & Lex Sundarsingh

Hart House C: Victoria Hale & Brent Schmidt

We have currently been awarded 2 teams and 1 judge and await the second round of allocations.  Stay tuned for announcements of team allocations and judge selection.