Welcome!

We are the Queen’s Debating Union, the oldest club at Queen’s University and the oldest debating society in Canada, founded in 1843. We are a proud member of CUSID, the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate.

The QDU harbours a deep commitment to maintaining both our competitive excellence and open social community. We cherish our traditions and our enduring connections with our alumni.

We meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm in Jeffery Hall to hold practice rounds and seminars. In addition to hosting on-campus events, we represent Queen’s University at competitive events across Canada and around the world. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Come and join us – we are always ready to welcome new members!

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