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George Cooper

George Cooper

President and vice chancellor at the University of King’s College

George Cooper was appointed president and vice chancellor of the University of King’s College in July 2012. He also serves as counsel at the Atlantic Canadian law firm McInnes Cooper. Dr Cooper is managing trustee of the Killam Trusts, which comprises some $400 million in scholarship endowments at several Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts. He is also a director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Institute of Corporate Directors. Dr Cooper is a Rhodes Scholar, a member of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Canadian Forces Decoration, and an Officer – First Class Royal Order of the Polar Star. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002.

George Cooper is married to Cynthia ‘Tia’ Cooper. They have two children and six grandchildren.

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