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Contact our politics editor, Caitlin Hart, at

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There is now a University of Alberta chapter of Women in International Security, a global organization started in 1987 to promote and empower leadership and development for women working in peace and international security fields. The group is looking to create and foster discussion around international issues. They are open to new discussion topics from members, contact them via email:


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ThinkTank is a student discussion group which brings students together to practice hands-on engagement with complex social issues. ThinkTank intentionally selects challenging and typically divisive topics such as immigration, abortion, indigenous relations, capital punishment, and social privilege specifically because we want to encourage genuine reflection and dialogue among participants. While these topics are often cumbersome and awkward to evaluate in an everyday setting, their controversial aspect makes them perfect templates on which to explore perspective, tension, and emotion as they relate to constructive discourse. By providing a carefully moderated platform, ThinkTank enables students to navigate their curiosities on these issues in an authentic and impactful way. 

All meetings are drop in style, where you can attend or not depending on your level of interest in the topic. For more information and the full meeting schedule, please visit us at:



If you’re new to debate, the University of Alberta Debate Society (UADS) may not be exactly what you expect from a debate society. Make no mistake, we still argue late into the night, compete on a worldwide stage, and get genuinely excited to watch the Canadian leaders’ debates. But we’re also just a community of students like you who are looking to have some fun, with a shared passion for critical thought. Whether you see yourself representing the U of A at the World Championships, or you’re just looking for a good conversationalist on a Wednesday night, we’d love to have you with us.

Come say hi! All of our meetings are public and we welcome new members year round.

Weekly meetings during the Fall/Winter semesters are as follows: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5pm, Tory B108 

Contact Us Here:

All levels of experience are welcome.


The University Toastmasters Club provides a safe and positive atmosphere to improve communication skills in order to bring out the innate speaker within you. Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone! 

Every Wednesday in SAB 331 from 6:00-7:30PM