The Ontario Student Trustees’ Association – l’Association des élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario is proud to offer world-class professional development opportunities for Student Trustees in Ontario and across the nation. A huge takeaway for the next generation of leaders in attendance often times is OSTA-AECO’s conference keynote speakers.
Keeping with tradition, OSTA-AECO is excited to welcome three distinguished and thought-provoking keynote speakers to the association’s 2017 Fall General Meeting.
President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties
As President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties, Scott Moore is responsible for overseeing Canada’s number one sports media brand, as well as one of Canada’s most iconic television program, Hockey Night in Canada.
Starting in 2011, Mr. Moore transformed the Sportsnet business from a perennial second place television network into Canada’s most watched, read and listened to sports destination. This transformation was kick-started by Rogers’ game changing rights agreement with the National Hockey League in 2013, which was the largest media rights deal in Canadian history. It was not just an audience turnaround story, Sportsnet’s revenues tripled in 5 years.
With more than 30 years of experience in the broadcast and entertainment industry, Moore is one of Canada’s top television producers and executives. A veteran of ten Olympic Games, World Cups, Commonwealth Games, four network launches, and countless live sports and entertainment broadcasts, his expertise in major sports and variety productions is sought worldwide.
Moore was responsible for bringing the FX network to Canada in 2012 as part of a content agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Prior to joining Rogers Media in 2010, Moore was Executive Director of CBC Sports, and General Manager of CBC’s Media Sales & Marketing department. He served as Vice-President of CTV Sportsnet (now Sportsnet) from 1998 to 2003, overseeing all production and technical elements of its successful launch. Previous roles include Executive Producer at TSN and Executive Producer, Olympic Coverage at CTV.
Moore received an Emmy Award for his role with NBC at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Other awards include a Gemini Award for the 1988 World Figure Skating Championship, the 2005 Jack Webster Award of Excellence in Legal Journalism, and a Canadian Department of Justice “Justicia” Award for Legal Programming for the two-part series ‘Crime on the Street’.
Moore has been very involved in the community. He currently serves on the board of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Dome Productions and Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts Advisory Council. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his work with Right to Play, and was recently honoured with the inaugural Raymond G. Chang award for volunteer work with Ryerson University.
Mr. Moore has been married to his wife Becky for 23 years.
Member of Provincial Parliament(MPP) of Niagara West—Glanbrook
Sam Oosterhoff is the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Niagara West—Glanbrook. His election to the Ontario Legislature in November of 2016 made history, and headlines across Canada, as he became the youngest ever Member of Provincial Parliament.
Having grown up in the Niagara Peninsula, Sam has always had a deep appreciation for the value of hard work. Growing up, he spent countless
hours working on the family farm, and later working in the private sector in demolition and excavating. While in the private sector, Sam saw the damage overbearing government has had on families and job creators, and decided to take action. After getting involved in conservative politics early on, he worked on the federal Conservative campaign in the 2015 federal election, before moving to Ottawa to work as a Legislative Assistant and policy analyst for a Conservative Member of Parliament.
While working on Parliament Hill, Sam solidified his passion for service and community, and had the opportunity to develop legislation, with particular emphasis on cutting red tape and scrutinizing government regulations.
In the fall of 2016, a by-election was called for Sam’s home riding of Niagara West—Glanbrook. While simultaneously studying Political Science at Brock University and working a part-time job, Sam organized and successfully fought an underdog campaign for the Progressive Conservative nomination against established veteran politicians, before winning a high-profile victory in the by-election. He increased the PC Party of Ontario’s margin of victory by 13% over the previous election result in the riding.
Since his election, Sam has been working hard to represent the interests, priorities, and concerns of Niagara West – Glanbrook’s families and job creators. He has particularly focused on transportation infrastructure, healthcare, and jobs in the Niagara/Hamilton region. Sam is also working to energize a new generation of politically active Ontario youth who want to work for the good of the entire province.
Born and raised in Vineland, Sam is a strong supporter of municipal rights and the unique industries that make the Niagara region great, from soft-fruit producers, to family farms, to the dozens of local manufacturers that provide stable, well-paying jobs.
Sam is incredibly proud to represent his home community of Vineland, and all of the hard working families of Niagara-Glanbrook as their MPP. He will continue to work hard to ensure a better future for all Ontarians
Chief Executive Officer of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
Norah Marsh was appointed the CEO of the EQAO in August of 2017 to lead the modernization process for the agency. She has extensive senior leadership experience in two Ontario sch
ool boards and has dedicated her career to creating growth opportunities and inclusive learning environments for students. As a passionate advocate for public education for more than 26 years, Norah has worked with Ontario’s education community to strengthen student achievement and well-being at the school, board and provincial levels. Norah received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree from the University of Ottawa, and her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees from Queen’s University.
OSTA-AECO’s 2017 Fall General Meeting comes to Toronto, Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel, November 2-5, 2017. The association looks forward to welcoming Ontario’s Student Trustees to deliver the world class professional development the organization has become known for, by Student Trustees, for Student Trustees.