Ottawa Regionals

2024 Carleton University Regional Event

Carleton University made history on Saturday, February 3 as they welcomed several ethics bowl teams to their campus for the inaugural Carleton regional ethics bowl. Professor Annie Larivee, Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Carleton, served as the faculty co-ordinator.

Locked Inn (Canterbury) and Sisyphus (Canterbury) emerged as the event’s top two teams and will attend the Ontario Championship on March 2-3 at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.

Congratulations to all the teams and a heartfelt “thank you!” to all the volunteers, without whom events of this nature would not be possible.

Carleton University looks forward to welcoming everyone (and more!) back next year.

Carleton University Inaugural Regional Ethics Bowl

Meet The Winners and The Organizers

Core organizing team of the 2024 Carleton University Ethics Bowl

Teams Sispyhus and Locked Inn of Canterbury Secondary School

Tournament Details

Let’s face it, every ethics bowler’s dream is to qualify for the national competition. In Ontario, the path to nationals is a winding journey. Every registered team automatically qualifies for a regional event. Regional qualifiers take place at OEB partner universities: Western, Guelph, McMaster, University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan, Queens, and Carleton. A virtual qualifier is available to teams who cannot attend an in-person event.

The top 16 teams from the qualifiers will attend the Ontario Championship (OC), from which the top team will advance to the national finals.

Team Size

3-7 Students


Grades 9-12


1-2 Hours/Week

The ethics bowl gives 100% when it comes to teacher and team support. At any point in during the season teachers/teams may schedule a one-on-one training session with an ethics bowl advisor who will answer their questions and help the group feel prepared for competition day. Teams may submit their arguments in advance of the competition to an ethics bowl professional to receive feedback and guidance. Lastly, and this is a doozy, teams may schedule practice matches with other schools to get the full ethics bowl experience before the actual competition. The ethics bowl will provide a moderator and tech support for practice every match.

All of the above is included in the price of registration.



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Argument Building
Team Spirit


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Exhibition Matches
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Exhibition Matches


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Regional Qualifiers



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Ontario Championships



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National Championships


The winning team qualifies for the Ontario Championship!

Deciding The Winners

The top team (maybe more) from the Ottawa regional automatically qualifies for the  Ontario Championship, the premier ethics bowl competition in Ontario hosted this year at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.


Key Contact:

Jeffrey Senese

General Manager

University of Toronto, Mississauga



 The ethics bowl isn’t simply about helping students think abstractly about moral dilemmas, though that’s important. At its best, the bowl is really about enacting moments of personal and social transformation in the lives of actual, young people. 

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Jeffrey Senese



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