The McGill Debating Union has a lot to offer all students at McGill University. While we offer rigorous training, our debates are open to everyone, regardless of commitment or skill – your level of involvement is entirely up to you, so whether you’re looking to debate competitively or just would like to hear about the topic we’re discussing on a given week, you’ll receive a warm welcome.
Our training focuses on developing debating and public speaking skills, rhetorical style as well as logic and argumentation. We also hold seminars on various topical issues, to teach members how to better understand current events and controversial subjects.
We meet twice every week. Our Monday show rounds feature some of our top debaters presenting a polished and informative debate. On Thursdays, we host practice rounds, meant to develop members’ skills. Afterwards, we go out for food and drink, intended to build camaraderie and share good cheer.