Vancouver 2007
A Message from the Council Chair

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2007 World Universities Debating Championship, hosted by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Since 1980, the World Universities Debating Championship has become an event that hosts about 1000 participants from 150 universities. Worlds has been patronised and supported by several world leaders and sponsored by several global corporations.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to have the chance to visit UBC and observe all of the preparation and directorial groundwork first-hand. I was very impressed with the incredible foresight and dedication that the Executive Organising Committee steered by Mr. Teddy Harrison and Mr. Kevin Massie. Their tireless devotion to the project is only equaled by their determination to ensure that the 27 th World Championship stands out among the rest.

Joining them in this quest is a team of outstanding staff members and volunteers. With the full support of the University of British Columbia, the whole of Canada will soon share in an event that all would be proud of.

We would be forever grateful and honored if you would join the University of British Columbia in bringing this event to the Western Coast of North America for the very first time in history. Thank you so very much for your continued generosity and support.


Ian Lising
Chair, World Debate Council
Speech Communication Professor, University of La Verne

Travel Information
What's New

Welcome to the official website for the World Universities Debating Championships 2007, presented by the University of British Columbia Debating Society. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival here in Vancouver so that our club, our sponsors, and the entire UBC WUDC 2007 team can show you why Vancouver truly is the greatest city in the world.

When you aren't too busy arguing with each other or busily trying to guess what topic Kevin and his team will throw at you next, we hope that you will take the opportunity to experience the world class dining, unparalleled scenery, excellent shopping, and the entire range of music, theatre and live entertainment that make Vancouver truly spectacular.

We hope that you will join us in making UBC WUDC 2007 a truly spectacular event.


Teddy Harrison

Dates _ Deadlines

December 27, 2006
WUDC Arrival Day
January 3, 2007
WUDC Closing Ceremonies

Registration Status

Registration is now open. Visit the registration page for more details.

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Discover Vancouver

On Canada’s West Coast, nestled between the rugged Coastal Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a city that wows everyone – Vancouver.

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Delegate Information

Get all the information you need about busaries, visas, and travel information using our interactive map!

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June 13, 2007

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