Carleton duo wins international debate competition

Carleton students Matthew Gallagher and Connor Ahluwalia took home the North American Debate Championships (NAUDC) on Oct. 1.   According to a press release, the NAUDC, held in Geneva, N.Y., featured 124 teams with Carleton being the only Canadian school in the elimination rounds. Gallagher and Ahluwalia, who are both members of the Carleton University Debate Society (CUDS), bested Ivy League schools to win the competition, beating out the Harvard University, Yale University, and Stanford University teams. The release states that the debates were in “British Parliamentary” format, with four teams in each round—two defending and opposing a motion. There was a “broad range” of topics including universal basic income, religious teachings, housing developments and others, according to Ahluwalia, a […]

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