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The Roger Watts Debate: Be it resolved that the Emergencies Act is justifiably used to quell civil disobedience

March 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


In a world of division, debate matters. Support your peers as they engage in a provocative discussion on public defiance being declared under the Emergencies Act.

The Roger Watts Debate is a partnership of the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science and a community advisory committee. The debate provides a public forum to debate important issues of the day.

On March 30, top UBC Okanagan student debaters will argue their case before a panel of community judges who will decide the winners. Prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to the first-place finishers, while prizes of $500 will be awarded to the runners up. Student participants will also have the opportunity to compete for the People’s Choice Award, with $500 up for grabs.

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March 30, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Policy and Social Change
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates