Debates and Discussions Club

This club will give students the opportunity to flex their minds, explore ideas and debate the issues of the day. Discussions will range from philosophy, science and current affairs centered on news topics of the day. Structured between hypothetical discussions and strategies for debates, students will uncover different ways to improve their critical thinking, confident communication, and speaking and listening skills. Students will work collaboratively to decide issues to explore and discuss in an open and mutually respectful environment that allows students the opportunity to explore new thoughts and ideas and evaluate their own.


Your Educator – Charlie Wu

Charlie has been in love with life and learning since 2004, when a very special teacher in his grade 3 class introduced him to the works of Roald Dahl upon noticing that he did’?t like books very much. After that moment, Charlie’s life changed in trajectory. He became fascinated with almost every subject at school, especially English. Later on, he would graduate from UBC with a double degree in Psychology and English Literature, all the while still being in love with life and learning. He has been teaching for over 5 years, and much of what he knows to be important in the world he has learned from children. His favorite things to discuss include theoretical psychology, poetry, and the history of science. If you ask Charlie what his favorite book is, he would probably give you a different answer every time. In the past, the answers have included Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Norwegian Wood, and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Ultimately, Charlie looks forward to teaching and learning about anything and everything at BrainBoost.

How much does it cost?

This club is accessible to Club Pass holders.

Club Pass is $600 each term.

(mid-term enrollment offered at a pro-rated price)

When is it?

Tuesdays 3:15 pm-4:00 pm

What are the dates?

Term 1: September 6th- January 26th

Term 2: January 29th – June 14th

(This class is offered with anytime entry throughout the year)

What ages is it appropriate for?




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After completing our enquiry form you will recieve a scheduled phone call to speak to our Intake Coordinator for further information on the course and registration process.