CFL President brings Grey Cup to Western Law

Michael Copeland, president of the Canadian Football League, will speak on the future of the professional game in Canada at a public lecture hosted by Western University’s Faculty of Law on Wednesday, October 16. Copeland, a Western Law alumnus, will deliver the talk, “Game Plan: Opportunities & Challenges for the Modern CFL,” as part of the school’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

The Grey Cup will be on display at the event, which takes place in the Moot Court Room, Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building at 12:30 p.m.

A recipient of the prestigious Caldwell Partners/Globe & Mail Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, Copeland has held senior roles with the CFL since 2006.

During his tenure, Copeland has managed the establishment of a new salary cap system, the completion of a comprehensive new broadcast and digital rights agreement, the launch of instant replay, the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement with CFL players, which includes the introduction of the league’s first drug testing policy, and the return of football to Ottawa.

MEDIA CONTACT: Susanna Eayrs, Communications Officer, Faculty of Law, Western University, 519-661-2126,