Registration Deadline: Friday, October 6th

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About The Ontario Ethics Bowl

 

Ever since its inaugural event in March of 2020, the Ontario Ethics Bowl (OEB) has enjoyed explosive growth. With over 600 participating students, 300 judges, and 200+ volunteers, the OEB is a behemoth on the Ethics Bowl Canada stage. 

Unique characteristics of the Ontario Ethics Bowl include five in-person regional events hosted at Ontario’s top universities. Ontario teams are also afforded extra support in the form of alumni ambassadors, unlimited exhibition matches, and one-on-one feedback from Ph.D. students in Philosophy. 

Tournament Structure

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. 

Ontario Championships

Kingston Secondary School, 2023 Ontario Champions

University of Toronto, Mississauga

Sweet 16

Success at the regional level is only the first step in your team’s ethics bowl journey. The top 16 regional teams will gather at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, on March 3-4 to compete for provincial glory. The reward? A chance to represent Ontario at the national tournament at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in April. 

 

Key Contact:

Jeffrey Senese

General Manager

University of Toronto, Mississauga

Email: jeffrey.senese@utoronto.ca

"

 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. 

" —

Jeffrey Senese

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