Giving a Lecture



About Lianna

Lianna Xue is a grade 12 student at St.Robert Catholic High School. She has a lot of experience in public speaking as she is the co-founder of her school's public speaking club, SpeakYourMind. Outside of school, she enjoys teaching math and english to students here and in China. She hopes to use her experience in public speaking and leadership skills to lead USG. Ultimately, she hopes to impact more younger members of the community.


Lianna Xue

Some of her achievements include being the founder of her school's public speaking club, SpeakYourMind and her school's podcast, TheTalkingTable. She has also judged at several Provincial Level Debate competitions and debated at Harvard World Schools Debate Championships. 


Class A: Saturday 5:30-7:30 PM EST

Class B: Sunday 9:30-11:30 AM EST

Class A Term: March 31 - June 4

Class B Term:  April 2 - June 5

Total Sessions: 8

Where: Zoom

Cost: $40 CAD for the term


  • Must be 12+ unless recommended by an instructor

  • Both Class A and Class B cover similar content,  just at different times of the week


The intermediate program was established for students that have exceeded the expectations of the activities offered in the general class and have shown greater initiative in participating, completing work, and demonstrating their public speaking skills. The intermediate program is a smaller group of students where more challenging activities and lessons are offered in hopes to bring more depth into different public speaking forms. The intermediate program is exploration oriented which means that different forms of public speaking such as MUN, debate styles, and DECA are covered.

Class A Schedule

Class B Schedule

Intermediate Program Mentors


Ian is a Grade 11 Student completing an International Baccalaureate Diploma at Upper Canada College. There, he holds leadership positions in many clubs and activities. Notably, he serves as the Junior Co-Editor in Chief for the school’s online publication The Blue and White. Ian has had ample experience as a mentor at USG and as a private tutor. Ian hopes to use his academic prowess, his leadership skills, his comfort in public speaking and his experience working with younger students to help the USG Intermediate branches succeed.


  • Two-time Academic Tie recipient at Upper Canada College

    • Recognizes students in the top %5 of their grade based on overall average

  • Assistant Head of Registration for the World Affairs Conference 

    • North America's largest student-run current events conference​


Ian Ye

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