The annual Hart House alumni debate and post-reception: This house regrets the Narrative that Following Your Passion is the Path to Success.

About this event

As part of a long tradition of inter-generational debate and intellectual spirit, the Hart House Debates and Dialogue Committee is delighted to invite you to be part of the Annual Alumni Debate in the 100th year of Hart House. Join current student debaters, esteemed alumni, and members of the Hart House community to reminisce and reconnect, while celebrating the spirit of lively debate that has played a defining role in the educational experience of many. This year's debate will feature Professor Joy Fitzgibbon and Professor Randy Boyagoda, who will be accompanied by world-class student debaters from Hart House.

The event is free, and will conclude with a catered post-reception for all attendees!

The debate

What are you passionate about in life? Are you doing what you love to do?

Nowhere are such ubiquitous questions asked more frequently than the halls of universities and workplaces. While cliché and volumes of advice columns suggest that pursuing a life centered around your passions will provide maximal fulfillment and success, is this advice still relevant in the hyper-competition of the 21st century? 

The motion

“This ouse regrets the Narrative that Following Your Passion is the Path to Success” 

Event details

  • Debate from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Post-debate reception from 9:00 to 10:00 PM

Tickets and tri-campus accessability

Given that we are hosting this event at the University of Toronto Downtown Campus (UTSG), all non-UTSG students have the opportunity to be reimbursed for their travel expenses. Please get in touch with the event contact to inquire.


Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Date: Thu, Jan 16, 2020
  • Time & Duration: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General admission


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: East Common Room (1034)
  • Event Contact: Event inquiries: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)