Who we are

The Office of the General Counsel team includes:

Morgan Cooper -  General Counsel

Morgan Cooper holds the position of General Counsel with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Mr. Cooper held the position of Associate Vice-President Academic (Faculty Affairs) from 2013-2015 and was Director of Faculty Relations at Memorial University from April 2008 to April 2013.

Mr. Cooper has been active in the local community throughout his career and has held the position of President of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, having served eight years as an Elected Bencher of the Law Society.

Prior to his appointment at Memorial, Mr. Cooper was engaged in the practice of law with an emphasis on employment and labour law, including advocacy before administrative tribunals and courts, collective bargaining support and tactical and strategic advice to corporations. Mr. Cooper has held positions as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Labour Relations Board with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for a combined period of five years. From 1994-2001, he held the appointment of Assistant Professor at Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration. Mr. Cooper has also been a sessional instructor for the Faculty of Business since 2001 and has been active as a labour arbitrator throughout his career.

Morgan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Memorial, a Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto and a LL.B. from Dalhousie University.

Phone:  (709) 864-6481

Email:   mccooper@mun.ca

Georgette Clairmont - Assistant to the General Counsel

Phone:  (709) 864-6481

Email:   gclairmo@mun.ca

Greg French - Associate General Counsel

Greg French holds the position of Associate General Counsel. He joined Memorial in March 2006 after having worked in private practice for 8 years. He has a B.Comm. (Hons.) degree from Dalhousie, a LL.B from the University of New Brunswick, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto.

Phone:  (709) 864-7695

Email:   gafrench@mun.ca

Christopher Forbes - Associate General Counsel (Research)

Chris holds the position of Associate General Counsel (Research). He joined Memorial in March 2011 after having worked in private practice for 8 years. He has a B.A. (Hons.) degree from Mount Allison, a M.A. from Acadia, and a LL.B. from Dalhousie University.

Phone:  (709) 864-4568

Email:   cforbes@mun.ca

Sheila Devine - Education and Policy Officer

Sheila Devine is the Education and Policy Officer in the Office of General Counsel.  Prior to joining the office in 2008, she held a number of administrative positions at Memorial and other Canadian universities.  She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University and a LL.B. from the University of Windsor.

Phone:  (709) 864-6134

Email:   sdevine@mun.ca

Office Location:

Office of the General Counsel
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Arts & Administration Building, Room A1044
Phone: 709 864 6481
Fax:     709 864 6978
Email:  generalcounsel@mun.ca