Glen Hancock, who was a key figure in developing journalism education in Nova Scotia, has passed away.

Hancock was able to balance working in both journalism and public relations, as he worked as an advisor for Imperial Oil while writing for magazines and newspapers. Prior to working with Imperial Oil, Hancock was an editorial and feature writer for the London Free Press, where his articles were widely syndicated.


According to The Globe and Mail’s obituary for him, in 1962 Hancock took a leave from Imperial Oil to head the Atlantic School of Journalism and Communications, where he would stay until 1965. The school ceased operations at that time, and Hancock went back to Imperial Oil, though he continued to be a part of the university and its new journalism program that launched in 1977.

Read The Globe's obituary here, and Hancock's in memoriam here.