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 fosters a deep commitment to maintaining both our competitive excellence and open social community. We cherish our traditions and our enduring connections with our alumni.
During the summer (May-August), we meet on Wednesdays at 7 pm via Discord to hold practice rounds and seminars. New members are always welcome, attending one practice does not mean any form of commitment – we would just love to meet you and introduce you to the activity. During the Fall and Winter Semester, we host both campus wide events and we represent Queen’s University at competitive tournaments across Canada and around the world. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings at anytime throughout either semester. Come and join us – we are always ready to welcome new members!