After many months of passionate public speaking and debating, Re:Solved
has concluded with an intense competition between the top four students:
- Ruisi He - Shanghai American School, Shanghai
- Julian Zhang - University of Toronto Schools, Toronto
- Raine Gurton - Little Flower Academy, Vancouver
- Emily Su - Crofton House School, Vancouver
The young debaters took to the stage at the historic Hart House Debate Room at the University of Toronto on Tuesday 23 May, 2023, to debate the resolution, "We can appreciate art, even if the artist is personally reprehensible." Arguments had the audience intrigued as students went back and forth debating on the topic.
In the end of it all, Julian Zhang and Ruisi He were named champions of Re:Solved 2023! Congratulations!
About the Program
Created in partnership with Branksome Hall
, an independent IB World School, and Toronto’s Munk Debates
, dedicated to promoting civil and substantive public debate, Re:Solved is designed to fuel interest and participation in global competitive speaking and debate.
Our innovative online debate platform, db8, makes it easy for students and judges from around the world to connect and debate on topics that challenge popular beliefs and encourage deep thinking. The goal is to present the most persuasive argument on the universal topic.Registration is now closed for the competition
, thank you to the more than 100 students who participated—representing 20 countries.
Scholarship Amount for Re:Solved Finalists
$5,000 for the winning team ($2500 per student)
$3,000 for the runners up ($1500 per student)
Finalists also received prizes to assist with their post-secondary education expenses (not to mention bragging rights).
Be at Re:Solved!