Nicolas Bottger is a former two-term Student Trustee at the York Catholic District School Board. As a member of OSTA-AECO during the past two years, he has served as Chair of Data and Research Committee in his first year, and as President of the Catholic Board Council during his second year. Nicolas is currently a Scholar’s student at the University of Western Ontario, studying Economics with Advanced Entry Opportunity into the Ivey School of Business.

When in high school, Nicolas had been heavily involved in his school, partaking in his Student Council, Presidents’ Council, and even starting his school’s DECA Chapter. In his local community, he served as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets for four years. He was also very fortunate to have been selected as a Junior Team Canada Youth Ambassador in Global Vision’s Trade Mission to China in 2014, where he promoted the Canadian mining sector to business executives and government officials. Throughout both his terms as Student Trustee at the YCDSB, Nicolas was a key member in the planning and organization of conferences for students in his board, promoting awareness and providing solutions for the issues affecting youth.

For Nicolas, determination, passion, and efficiency achieve goals that make a lasting impact. He encourages everyone to get involved in their community, doing things not for merit, but for the love of doing them. Having been born in Peru, he has seen the many struggles that the less fortunate have had in not only in household economics, but the effects it has had in childhood education, health, and overall state of wellbeing. Living in the USA for 6 years, and more than 8 in Canada, he has learned the power a proper education has on a populous, and the everlasting effects it has on youth.

Nicolas more than excited to be part of the Executive Council of OSTA-AECO once again, as he looks forward to the many initiatives being planned for the coming school year.