"A Retreat for Reflection, Connections and Conversation”
Purpose - Facilitated by Peter Sturrup and Martha Perry, this retreat will enable CAIS Heads the opportunity for a time to get away, share thoughts and insights, learn from speakers, engage in dialogue, get perspective and have the conversations with colleagues that we never seem to have the time to do.
Dinner Keynote - July 4, 2017
Dr. George Cooper, C.M., C.D., QC
George Cooper was president and vice chancellor of the University of King’s College, Halifax, from 2012-2016, having previously served as Board Chair. He has now returned as counsel to the Atlantic Canadian law firm McInnes Cooper where he had previously practiced law for many years, with “time out” as Member of Parliament for Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice of Canada. Dr Cooper is managing trustee of the Killam Trusts, which comprises some $450 million in scholarship endowments at several Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts. He is also a former director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CN Rail 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, Sweden. He was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Dalhousie, the University of Alberta and King’s.
George Cooper is married to Cynthia ‘Tia’ Cooper. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Dates: July 3 - 5, 2017
Location: Halifax, NS
Hotel: Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market St, Halifax, NS B3J 3N9
CAIS has arranged the following group rate (based on single/double occupancy):
Deluxe King - $189.00
Crown Service King - $239.00
Executive Suite - $389.00
All rates are subject to applicable taxes.
Please contact reservations at 1 800 565-1567 to secure your room. Any rooms in the CAIS block not booked by June 5, 2017 will be released back to the hotel.
Program: Review the draft outline here.
Registration is now open. Register early to avoid disappointment as space is limited. Fee includes all meals and transportation to and from King's-Edgehill School for the July 3 dinner.
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