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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:



ThinkTank is a student discussion group at the University of Alberta. We aim to provide students with an enjoyable alternative to a formal debate club. Rather than designate winners and losers, we seek to enhance our collective understanding of problems. Our members share their thoughts, questions, and perspectives with each other in a fun and respectful environment. 

ThinkTank uses dialogue as a tool for making new connections between ideas. We want students to walk away from our meetings with an enhanced understanding of the topic at hand, one which is informed by multiple perspectives. As well, we want our members to become comfortable initiating and engaging in thought-provoking conversation with others. Our goal is to encourage rational, open-minded thought in our community. 

ThinkTank currently hosts one meeting per week. Our meetings are Wednesday evenings at 5:15PM in the Central Academic Building (CAB). The specific room will vary based on booking availability.



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 

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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