Debating Resources

A variety of materials to help our debaters hone their skills are available below. Knowledge seminars will be added (with authors’ permission) as they are presented throughout the year.

Past Motions


Debate Glossary

Guide to British Parliamentary Debating (2006)

Guide to Canadian Parliamentary Debating (2005)

Constructing a CP Case (Video)


Diana Holloway, on How to be Equitable in Rounds

Jake Roth’s Debating Basics Seminar

Addy Rawat’s Actor Analysis Seminar

Grace Li’s Intro to BP

Brent Leung’s Summer Seminars 2020 

For archived content seminars, click here.

External Links

The Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate

CUSID’s southerly sibling, the American Parliamentary Debate Association

Thinking more global? IDEA

Past editions of The Monash Review, the only international peer-reviewed debating journal

Watch recorded rounds:

QDU Youtube Channel

CUSID Youtube Channel


High Quality Rounds