Programs, Classes & Private Lessons

MRU Conservatory Debate Club

MRU Conservatory's Debate Club will provide you with opportunities to learn the ins-and-outs of parliamentary style debate in an exciting, challenging environment. Work in teams to research, practice and deliver powerful debates on a range of interesting topics.

All Debate clubs will explore public speaking skills as needed for Canadian National Style debate. Both prepared and impromptu debates will be practiced. A wide range of issues will be explored and students will find themselves with a richer understanding of current events. Students will have fun in a collegial atmosphere while honing their own personal persuasive style. The MRU Conservatory Debate Club is perfect for students who are on their competitive school teams.

Students will have the time to polish their speaking skills as well as become quick-witted debaters.  Whether you are on your school debate team and looking for a competitive advantage, or are exploring debate for the first time, this club is for you.

Instructor: Juleta Severson-Baker, Sulyn Bodnaresko


Junior Debate Club
For School Grades 6 - 8. Suitable for students with little or no formal debate experience.

CRN 90761SulynWednesdaySept. 19 - Dec. 12, 20185:30 - 6:45 p.m.TBA$225

Intermediate Debate Club

For students in school grades 7 - 9 with one year's experience in debate.

CRN 91042SulynWednesdaySept. 19 - Dec. 12, 20186:45 - 8:15 p.m.EA1068$270

12 weeks


Season Opener Debate Workshop
For students in School Grades 8 - 11. Participants must have at least one year of debate experience.

CRN 91409JuletaSaturdaySept. 15, 201810 a.m. - 4 p.m.TBA$85

Pre-Regionals Debate Workshop

For students in school grades 8 - 11.  Participants must have at least one year of debate experience.

91410JuletaSaturdayJan. 12, 201910 a.m. - 6 p.m.TBA$85


Schedule subject to change.

For more information about Speech Arts and Drama group classes, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our Navigating the Speech Arts and Drama Program page.

RegistrationRegistration opens for new students Monday, May 28, 2018.

*Heavy call volumes may be experienced when the registration period first opens.




Room numbers designated with the EA prefix are located in the Faculty of Arts building on the east side of the main campus.  The Faculty of Arts building is across the street from the Conservatory building, the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts.