Guelph University

About The Virtual Regional Bowl

The Virtual Ontario Ethics Bowl is a terrific path to the Ontario Championship, a path which does not require travelling to an in-person regional centre. Many schools find the virtual competition a convenient and loads of fun. 

Rest assured, participants of the virtual event will experience the same quality of judging and operational support as those who participate in-person. The award-winning NHSEBone platform will make sure of it! 

Date:

January 28, 2024

Time:

9:00am-5:00pm

NHSEBone

Virtual platform

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

Eligibility


Grades 9-12

Committment

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.

SEASON OUTLINE

September

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Registration

October

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Argument Building
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Team Spirit

Nov-Dec

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Exhibition Matches
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Team Spirit

January

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Exhibition Matches

Feburary

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Regional Qualifiers

 

March

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Ontario Championships

 

April

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National Championships

 

One Team

$300 + tax

$42/student

Two Teams

$500 + tax

$35/student

Three Teams

$650 + tax

$30/student

Four+ Teams

Pricing will vary

Book a meeting for a quote

COST?

The winning team qualifies for the Ontario Championship!

Deciding The Winners

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

DOWNLOAD LAST YEAR’S COMPETITION AND CASE MATERIAL

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

Cases?

Rules?

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