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Student Leadership Conference

​NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 24, 2020

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

​Student Leadership Conference

- an on-line advantage-

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be the Keynote Speaker at this year's GECDSB Student Senate Leadership Conference on Friday, November 27th.

While this year's annual conference, for student leaders at each GECDSB high school, has to be held on line, rather than in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is an advantage to hosting the event on Microsoft Teams.

Normally, approximately 260 students can attend this event in person. In the on-line format, hundreds more students can be accommodated and get the benefit of the experience.

Mr. Singh will be speaking about his personal history in politics as a person of colour. Earlier in the year the Student Trustees (Arabella Soave and Isabel Unger) conducted a survey among high school students which found that their top issues were: anti-racism education; environmental sustainability; mental health and well-being.

Following the keynote address the other 2 priority topics will be discussed in break-out sessions.

The conference begins at 12:45 p.m.

​For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224.