George grew up in Vancouver but moved to the North Shore in 2010 after meeting his wife who is a lifetime resident of North Vancouver. They currently live in the Northlands neighbourhood with their two children.
George decided to run for School Trustee because he deeply values the role that a good education plays in the community, in particular, its ability to create a more engaged public. He believes that all students deserve a quality education and an equal opportunity to succeed.
George is committed to bringing people together, listening to diverse perspectives and building strong partnerships to make public education in North Vancouver the best it can be. A top priority for George is to help foster an education system that embraces the unique learning styles of all students and facilitates their ability to reach their full potential and succeed in life.
George attended UBC where he completed the following degrees: Masters of Library and Information Studies; Master of Laws; Bachelor of Laws; and a Bachelor of Arts (History). He was called to the B.C. Bar in 2003 and he is a non-practising member in good standing with the Law Society of B.C.
George is the Acting Head of the UBC Law Library where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and instructional programs of the Library. George is also an Adjunct Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law where he teaches introductory and advanced legal research and writing courses.
As a post-secondary educator, George understands firsthand the important role a strong K-12 public education plays in student success.