Geoff Cowper was raised on the outskirts of Calgary, Alberta, chasing gophers and twisters across neighboring farms, and bringing home any birds or animals he could catch along the way. He attended the University of British Columbia to study ornithology, but got sidetracked on a bird walk and ended up graduating with a degree in law. He has since become one of Canada’s leading trial lawyers. Geoff is the Chair of Litigation for Fasken Martineau, an international law firm based in Canada.
He received his QC (Queen’s Counsel) in 1997, and is a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition to his role as a Director for the Harbers Family Foundation, Geoff has served on several charitable boards in British Columbia, and currently sits on the board of Streetohome, a Vancouver-based foundation focused on creating sustainable, innovative solutions to the homelessness crisis. More broadly, Geoff is passionate about environmental conservation, economic development and the rule of law, and education. He believes bringing people and nature together in a way that benefits both is one of the most urgent tasks of our time.
Geoff lives with his family on Bowen Island, B.C., and is an avid birder and natural historian.