Upper Canada College’s debate club members performed admirably at the McGill High School British Parliamentary Tournament in Montreal on Oct. 22 and 23.
Kimathi Muiruri placed second out of 200 participants and Malcolm Risk placed 10th in speaker ratings. Together as a team the pair made it to the semi-final round, debating the resolution: “This house regrets the strong promotion of people declaring their sexual orientation as an advocacy strategy by LGBTQ movements.”
The team of Arjun Kapur and Kurt Karul made it to the junior final and placed second, debating the resolution: “This house would ban anonymity on the Internet.”
The other UCC debaters who took part in the tournament were Brent Leung, Emerson Braithwaite, Matthew Wang, Julian Samek, David Niddam-Dent, Adam Rothman, Alex Quinn and Adil Natalwalla.
“All of the boys are to be congratulated on their performance as well as their character,” says Courtney Turner, who coaches the students along with Lulu Wang. “They conducted themselves as gentlemen and we as coaches could not be more proud.”