2017 Alumni Gala Quickly Approaching


Attention OSTA-AECO Alumni!

Our 16th Anniversary Gala is quickly approaching. Tickets the the annual Alumni Gala can be found here.

This year’s gala will take place May 27, 2017 at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel (1 Blue Jays Way). Along with the three-course meal, attendees will be invited to attend our networking reception, keynote presentation, and scholarship ceremony.

Tickets are going quickly for the event so be sure to reserve yours now!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Logistics Director Jennifer Williams jennifer.williams@directors.osta-aeco.org.

15th Anniversary Gala a Success!


OSTA-AECO held its 15th Annual Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Awards Gala May 27, 2016 at the Omni King Edward Hotel. Attended by past, current, and future student trustees, the event was filled with excitement from the moment hors d’oeuvres were served. The evening featured the presentation of the Ontario Student Voice Awards (OSVAs), the Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Awards, and a keynote presentation delivered by Laurentian University President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux.

The Board of Directors would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2016 Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Awards, Polly Van Herpt of the Limestone District School Board and Hannah Tobias-Murray of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Both recipients have accomplished phenomenal feats in their schools, boards, and greater community and are well deserving of the merit. The Board of Directors would like to thank all applicants and look forward to awarding next year’s recipients.

This year’s Gala was made possible by the work of multiple individuals and organizations. A sincere thank you goes out to all those who made the evening possible, most notably the Board’s Director of Logistics Jennifer Williams for the countless hours spent planning this year’s Gala. We thank all alumni who attended and look forward to seeing you all at our next social event!

Tickets Going Quickly for 15th Anniversary Gala!


We are less than two weeks away from the 15th Annual Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Awards Gala! Tickets for this year’s Anniversary Gala are selling out quickly. Student Trustee Alumni are urged to purchase their tickets quickly before the limited seating event is sold out! Please see our previous post here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact jennifer.williams@directors.osta-aeco.org.


Purchase your tickets online at www.universe.com/ostaaeco

2016 Student Trustee Alumni Scholarship

The Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to Student Trustees who demonstrate exemplary leadership, innovation, cooperation, and perseverance.  This was established in 2012 by the OSTA-AECO Alumni Network to celebrate the important work done by Student Trustees. Recipients for this award are announced each year at the Student Trustee Alumni Leadership Gala held in conjunction with OSTA-AECO’s Annual General Meeting.

Applications must be completed by Friday April 29th, at 11:59pm. The deadline will not be extended and late applications will not be accepted.

For more information on how to apply to the scholarship please visit our scholarship page!

NFL’s Luke Wilson Opens Up On Life As A Student Trustee

Seattle Seahawks tight end celebrates a catch during 2015 football season. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

Seattle Seahawks tight end celebrates a catch during the 2015 football season. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

Luke Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is more than just the big, strong, talented tight end fans watch on Friday Night Football. During the 2006-2007 school year, Wilson served as the Student Trustee for the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board. Members of the 2014/2015 OSTA-AECO Executive Council were fortunate enough to sit down with Wilson to discuss his time as Student Trustee and his experiences with OSTA-AECO.


Please see below for a link to the full interview.


Alumni Winter Social a Success!


This past weekend OSTA-AECO hosted their annual Board Council Conferences in the lovely city of Ottawa. Friday night featured the Alumni Network’s Annual Alumni Winter Social. A very big thank you goes out to all of the alumni who joined the Board of Directors for a few laughs, memories, and delicious food. Details regarding our next Alumni Social and 15th Anniversary Gala will be released shortly, so please stay tuned!

Alumni Winter Social


OSTA-AECO BCCs 2016 is approaching on February 18th, and it’s time to for student trustees  to reunite in Ottawa for an Alumni Social! In OSTA-AECO’s 15th year, it is important for the organization to look back and celebrate accomplishments. Help us do so by joining the OSTA AECO Board of Directors at the Farmteam Cookhouse at 8:00 pm on Friday the 19th, in Ottawa for 2016 Alumni Winter Social. Stop by for 5 minutes, or come and hang out with us for the night – either way, we’d love to see you there!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the members of the Board of Directors.

Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219984901681243/