Desautels student wins world championship in debating


A two-person team from Quebec has brought home first place at the annual Championnat de débat francophone at the École Normale Superieure in Paris.

One of the team members is Desautels student Djavan Habel-Thurton (BCom'17), who was VP of the First Year Council 2014-2015, as well as President of the Jeux du Commerce McGill in 2016.

Among the strengths that the Desautels/University of Sherbrooke team brought to the competition is that both are from universities with large multicultural student communities, where differing perspectives abound. The fact that the two are from different faculties also played into their success.

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