Governing Ourselves

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2010 Annual Meeting of Members

Toronto Star editor delivers keynote

The Toronto Star’s Kathy English discusses how the public perceives self-regulation, public accountability and transparency in the teaching profession at the College’s Annual Meeting of Members on June 3.

As well, College Chair Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, and Registrar Michael Salvatori, OCT, are providing short reports on the College’s 2009 activities and fielding questions from College members.

This is the first time that the annual meeting has featured a guest speaker. As Public Editor, English serves as a liaison between the Star and its readers, in print and online. She is both reader advocate and guarantor of accuracy.

English began her journalism career at the Brantford Expositor in 1976 and was a Star reporter and feature writer from 1983–89. She has reported and edited for the Hamilton Spectator, the London Free Press, the Toronto Sun and the Globe and Mail. She taught newspaper journalism at the Ryerson School of Journalism for 10 years, launched web sites for two Canadian media companies and holds a master’s degree in Canadian history.

English is a member of the ethics committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the programming committee of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. She serves on the board of the Organization of Newspaper Ombudsmen and spent five years on the National Newspaper Awards board.

Don’t miss the chance to hear Kathy English and ask her questions at this year’s Annual Meeting of Members. Join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 3 at the Ontario College of Teachers on the 6th floor. A reception will follow in the members’ lounge.