Bob joined McLaren Global Sport Solutions – a sport integrity consulting firm – in 2014 from the University of Waterloo where he acted as the Director of Athletics, and Associate Vice-President for Development and Alumni Affairs – playing a vital role in the University’s record-breaking fundraising campaign. Copeland served in senior Board level capacities with Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) where he held the role of Vice-President, Marketing, and Communications. Copeland was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation (Dallas, Texas) and is considered a leader in the integrity and clean sports movement in Canada. He served on Canada’s National Task Force on the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in the Sport of Football (2011) and has led a variety of relevant anti-doping initiatives in Canada. He is a published author in the areas of sponsorship and event management and a special lecturer at the University of Waterloo. He is active in his local community, serving on the Advisory Boards of the Canadian Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (Ottawa) and KidSport KW in addition to his role with SJK.
"I have spent most of my working life in Kitchener-Waterloo and have always been impressed with the quality and growth of SJK through a number of colleagues who work at SJK in both teaching and administrative capacities. My passion is working with young people and students, so when the opportunity arose to be a part of the SJK community, I embraced it. I am especially excited about the immediate opportunities to lend my skills to the new building project at SJK, as well as supporting the new Head of School in the next iteration of the School’s strategic plan."