2019-2020 Guest Speakers

Trinity College School is committed to inviting varied and interesting guest speakers to address the School community. Our guest speakers present to our community during a variety of TCS events such as the Mac Campbell Lecture Series, subject specific lectures and other special occasions such as Scholars' Evening.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 1:30pm
Location: Cirne Commons
Event: Week Without Walls

Sam Demma is an alumnus of the Contiki “Top 35 under 35” global changemaker award, the co-founder of the social enterprise PickWaste, and a 20-year-old youth speaker. He has been recognized on national news, delivered two TEDx Talks, worked with brands such as A&W, spoken alongside Craig Kielburger and had his speeches shared by Ashton Kutcher. Sam is also the host of the “Small Consistent Actions” podcast, where he answers some of the most pressing questions students want answered.

Sam understands how hard it is to connect with students in today’s atmosphere, which is why he has made it his mission to create exceptional experiences that inspire students to live lives filled with resiliency, leadership, service and purpose.

To learn more, visit www.samdemma.com.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:59pm
Location: Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event: Scholars’ Evening

Anthony McLean is a rapper, YouTuber and motivational speaker who has delivered hundreds of presentations across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. He combines powerful teaching, practical strategies and hip hop music for a high-energy presentation that audiences love. Mr. McLean’s favourite topics are leadership, mental health and bullying. As a respected voice in his field, he has appeared as a guest speaker on Breakfast Television, Global Toronto’s Morning Show, CTV News, 680 News and CBC’s Here and Now

Mr. McLean is also an actor who can be recognized from commercials for Ford, Milk, Tim Horton’s, Sprite, Verizon Wireless and Bell. He hosted the CBC show, The X, and was featured in documentary films Colour Me, SOAR and Rising Above. As for theatre, Mr. McLean tread the boards of the renowned Stratford Festival where he developed a passion for Shakespeare that remains with him to this day.

Prior to all of this, Mr. McLean was the class clown in the back row giving teachers a hard time. His Grade 10 report card read: “Anthony has lots of potential but he’s wasting it cracking jokes for other students.” He now uses that feedback to its full potential by cracking jokes for students, parents and community leaders around the world as he delivers powerful talks on leadership, mental health and bullying.

Mr. McLean is currently writing his first book, Mental Health for High Performers.

Date: Friday, September 6, 2019
Location: Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event: Grade 11/12 Leadership Workshop

Sunjay Nath travels globally sharing insights on leadership and performance. His trademark, “The 10-80-10 Principle” is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance. This methodology combines best practices with small wins to help people empower themselves. Mr. Nath was a founding vice president of an e-learning company based in Toronto. This company went on to become a multimillion-dollar organization. Prior to that position he worked as an engineer for a distribution company in New York. Mr. Nath served as a camp director for several years with a camp that focuses on developing leadership skills in students. He has also held positions with H&R Block and Bank of Montreal.

Mr. Nath started an international speaking business when he was 19; he wasn’t even old enough to rent a car. This was particularly problematic when he would travel. As a speaker, Mr. Nath has travelled extensively and addressed in person well over 1,000,000 people around the world since 1995. In 2005, he became the youngest Canadian (and third youngest in the world) ever to earn his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). The CSP is the highest internationally recognized designation that a speaker can aspire to achieve.

With his background, Mr. Nath offers a rare combination of both left and right brain activities to engage all audience members. He holds an undergraduate degree in mathematical engineering, a degree that after the first year of the program, 80% of the students failed out. He also holds an M.B.A. During his M.B.A., he took first prize in an international business case competition.

Always striving to achieve, Mr. Nath has earned his black belt in tae kwon do, has run a full 26 mile marathon and has jumped out of a perfectly good plane (some call it skydiving). He has served as president of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Toronto chapter and president of his engineering discipline. He is a magician, a comedian, a professional actor and entertainer. In university he was rated as one of the country’s top debaters. Mr. Nath is the author of The 10-80-10 Principle, The ABCs of Student Leadership, and a contributing author for the book, Professionally Speaking. When not on the road, Mr. Nath enjoys spending time with his wife and three high energy, extremely busy sons.