Thursday, November 18, 2021

TIME:12.30-1.30PM

LOCATION: Saywell Hall 10081

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All proceeds go to United Way Brititsh Columbia, a charity that supports and advocates for agencies that help volunerable children and isolated seniors where we live, work, and play. 

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What's Smackdown all about?

If you've heard of the Oxford Union Debates, well let's say that SFU's Faculty Smackdown event is loosely based on that society's format. Inspiration also came from CBC Radio's comedy program called The Debaters. BUT, our event is wildly different because:

(1) SFU students nominate faculty to participate, and
(2) faculty debate topics of a nonsensical nature to raise money for charity. Hence the tagline: "serious professors | silly questions | smashing good time"!

Each faculty member must:
(1) be known for having a sense of humour,
(2) have the ability to talk about anything, and
(3) possess an appreciation for volunteerism or the act of giving.

In this FUNdraising event, 12 faculty debate topics of no real importance in a quasi-moderated debate. Winners receive the Gnome-it-all Award.

Questions? Contact Gwynne Roseborough, Faculty Smackdown Event producer and past SFU/UW campaign chair (2012-2014).

Email: grosebor@sfu.ca
Twitter: @GwynneSFU

PREVIOUS DEBATES

SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 18, 2021


SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 13, 2019


SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 29, 2018

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SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 28, 2017

SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 24, 2016

SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 25, 2015

SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 6, 2014

 

SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 7, 2013

 

SFU Faculty Smackdown Debate November 8, 2012

PAST WINNERS of the GNOME-IT-ALL AWARD

2021 – Moderator – Helene "Hell Child" Love

1st debate: Be it resolved that the pen is mightier than sword
Champions: "Team Swordplay"(T Holland, J Pflanz, T Niet)

2nd debate: Should racoon be SFU's next mascot?.
Champions:
Team "The Trashpanda" (M Andresen, P Pennefather, E Tiffany)
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2019 – Moderator – Michael "Ringa Dinga" Ling

1st debate: Be it resolved that crocs are a superior form of footwear.
Champions: Team "Heels Angels" (E O'Brien, S Ford, J Smith)

2nd debate: Be it resolved that the movie is better than the book.
Champions:
Team "The Illiterati" (N Fillion, S Prest, N Ilten)
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2018 – Moderator – Paul "BAM BAM" Budra

1st debate: Be it resolved that a hot dog is really a sandwich.
Champions: "The Wiener's Circle" Team (S Wiley, B Ward, C Burgess)

2nd debate: Be it resolved that reading stinks, and stuff.
Champions: Team "Reading Frenzy" (E Young, H McGregor, D Coley)
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