Sutherland IV

This year, Queen’s is excited to be hosting the first annual Sutherland IV. This Canadian Parliamentary style tournament is in honour of Robert Sutherland.

Robert Sutherland (c.1830-1878) was the first student and graduate of colour at Queen’s and one of the university’s most important early benefactors. He was born in Jamaica to unknown parents, though there is some evidence his father was Scottish. He came to Queen’s in 1849, just eight years after the university was founded. He is the first known university student and graduate of colour in Canada. The QDU has moved to immortalize him in tournament form to thank him for his prominence in the Union during its infancy as the Dialectic Society, serving as its treasurer.

Latest Updates

The tournament will be held March 6 – 7 2021 via Discord. We are looking forward to our second year of hosting this tournament and are excited to see what our Varsity Tournament Directors, Myles Fox and Brandon Gusain have planned!

We are looking forward to seeing the following members in leadership roles:

TD: Myles Fox and Brandon Gusain

CA Team: Sydney Campbell, Brent Leung and Aidan O’Toole

DCA Team: Marley Cheema, Robert Howden and Nimai Koneru

Tabs: Livi McElrea

Contact the Tournament Director

If you have any questions regarding this tournament please don’t hesitate to contact the Varsity Tournament Director at varsityTD@queensdebatingunion.org.