Welcome to UADS!

The University of Alberta Debate Society, established in 1908, is the oldest university debating society in Western Canada, as well as the oldest club on the U of A campus. The UADS offers a unique opportunity to increase knowledge of current events, foster public speaking skills and enhance the ability to think on your feet. British Parliamentary Debate is practiced in the fall semester, and Canadian Parliamentary Debate is practiced in the winter semester. Distinguished alumni of the society include Joe Clark, Laurence Decore, Grant Notley, Ron Martland, and Joe Shocter.

Come join us!

UADS hosts public meetings every Wednesday and Thursday at 5pm in the Humanities Centre, room 2-21. UADS is always looking for new members!