On May 2, Allard School of Law alum Megan Kammerer, the Rt. Honourable Kim Campbell and faculty member Professor Benjamin Goold were honoured at the Allard Law Alumni Association Achievement Awards. Each one of these award winners received a special limited edition print by the prominent local First Nations artist, Joe David. View pictures from the celebratory evening and see below to learn more about the nominees.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an extraordinary individual who has set a high standard for volunteerism, philanthropy and professional accomplishment, and has been an example for all who follow. The recipient must have received a degree from the Allard School of Law or be an honorary alumnus/alumna.
2018 Recipient: The Rt. Honourable Kim Campbell, BA '69, LLB '83, LLD' 00 (WATCH VIDEO)
The Rt. Honourable Kim Campbell was the nineteenth and first female Prime Minister of Canada (1993). She has held positions as the Minister of State for Indian Affairs, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister of National Defence and Veterans' Affairs. She has also served as Canadian Consul General in LA, taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, Chaired the Council of Women World Leaders, served as International Women's Forum President, and was a founding member and later Secretary General of the Club of Madrid, an organization of former presidents and prime ministers. Today, she serves as the Founding Principal of the new Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta, but also speaks on a wide variety of topics through her agencies the American Program Bureau and the National Speakers Bureau. She is a trustee of the International Ctr for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Athenex Inc., and is on several boards/ advisory committees such as Equal Voice, Informed Opinions, and Apathy is Boring. In 2016, she was appointed Chairperson for the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments, a role she reprised in the fall of 2017.
Alumni Award of Distinction
The Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes the outstanding achievements of an Allard School of Law alumnus/alumna whose endeavors in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas have brought honor to the school. The recipient need not have previously received public recognition for their endeavors, but must have made a significant contribution to his/her field.
2018 Recipient: Grand Chief Edward John of the Tl'azt'en Nation, LLB '79 (WATCH VIDEO)
Grand Chief Edward John is a Hereditary Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation located on the banks of the Nak’al Bun (Stuart Lake) in Northern BC. He is an Indigenous leader who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of social and economic justice for Canada’s Indigenous people, having worked as a leader in Indigenous politics, business and community development. Chief John has served in many leadership roles at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Chief John is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term (June 2016 – June 2019) on the First Nations Summit Task Group (political executive), which is mandated to carry out specific tasks related to Aboriginal Title and Rights negotiations with British Columbia and Canada and other issues of common concern to First Nations in British Columbia. He is a former Co-Chair of the North American Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus and participated in the development of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2007. He recently concluded serving two terms as a North American Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (January 2011 – December 2016). He also recently concluded his 14 month appointment as Special Advisor on Aboriginal Child Welfare to the BC Minister of Children and Families with the release of his final report entitled “Indigenous Resilience, Connectedness and Reunification – from Root Causes to Root Solutions: A Report on Indigenous Child Welfare in British Columbia”.
Alumni Award for Research
The Alumni Award for Research recognizes a full-time member of the Allard School of Law whose research achievements have advanced the Faculty’s reputation as a leading research institution. The recipient need not be an alumnus/alumna of the school.
2018 Recipient: Professor Benjamin Goold, LLB (Tasmania), B.C.L. (Oxford), D. Phil (Law) (Oxford) (WATCH VIDEO)
Professor Goold joined the law school as an Associate Professor in January 2010, and was promoted to Professor in July 2013. From 2003 to 2009, he was a Lecturer at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and a Fellow in Law at Somerville College, where he taught criminal law, criminology, and torts. Prior to taking up his post at Oxford, he taught law at the University of Niigata in Japan and criminology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany and at the Centre de Recherches Sociologiques sur les Droits et Institutions Pénales in Paris. Professor Goold holds degrees in law and economics from the University of Tasmania, as well as a BCL and doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His major research interests include privacy rights, the use of surveillance technologies by the police and intelligence communities, and the rhetoric and language of human rights. He is the author of numerous works on privacy, surveillance, and security, including CCTV and Policing (Oxford University Press; shortlisted for the British Criminology Book Prize in 2005) and Security and Human Rights (Hart Publishing; edited with Liora Lazarus). Among his more recent publications are works on the social and political dimensions of privacy, the relationship between human rights and constitutional responsibilities, and the sociology of security consumption. Professor Goold has served as an independent advisor to the UK Identity and Passport Service on matters of regulation and data sharing and has acted as Specialist Legal Advisor to a major House of Lords inquiry into surveillance and data collection in Britain. He is currently a member of the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner's External Advisory Board
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna of the Allard School of Law under 40 years of age whose endeavors in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas are worthy of recognition and have brought honor to the school.
2018 Recipient: Megan Kammerer, LLB '07 (WATCH VIDEO)
Megan is a Canadian lawyer with expertise in gender justice, international human rights, international criminal law, the rule of law, and transitional justice. She graduated from the Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2007, and went on to complete the Masters of Law Programme in Public International Law at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Chevening Scholar. Megan has had nearly ten years of experience in legal practice, gender analysis, advocacy, law reform, and capacity building, and has worked in Canada, the United States, Tanzania, the Netherlands, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Iraq.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an extraordinary individual who has set a high standard for volunteerism, philanthropy and/or professional accomplishment, and has been an example for all who follow. The recipient must have received a degree from the Allard School of Law at UBC or be an honorary alumnus/alumna.
- The Honourable C. Lynn Smith, QC (2016) (WATCH VIDEO)
- Dr. Constance Isherwood, QC (2016) (WATCH VIDEO)
- Thomas R. Berger, OC, QC (2014)
- The Honourable Lance Finch, LLD (2013)
- Marvin Storrow QC, LLD (2012)
- Morley Koffman, QC (2011)
- The Honourable Martin Taylor, QC (2009)
- The Honourable William Esson (2006)
- The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, CC, QC, LLD (2005)
Alumni Award of Distinction
The Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes the outstanding achievements of an Allard School of Law at UBC alumnus/alumna whose endeavours in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas have brought honour to the Faculty. The recipient need not have previously received public recognition for their endeavours, but must have made a significant contribution to his/her field.
- Mr. Ross Beaty (2016) (WATCH VIDEO)
- Michael J. O'Keefe, QC (2014)
- Anne M. Stewart, QC (2014)
- Bill Everett QC (2012)
- Anna Fung QC (2012)
- Megan Ellis QC (2012)
- William S. Berardino, QC (2011)
- Elizabeth M. Vogt, QC (2011)
- Trudi Brown, QC (2009)
- Richard Peck, QC (2009)
- Leonard T. Doust, QC (2008)
- Sue Paish, QC (2008)
- Warren T. Wilson, QC (2008)
- Anne Giardini, QC (2007)
- Jim Taylor, QC (2007)
- Justice Christopher Hinkson (2007)
- Ralston Alexander, QC (2006)
- Judge Thomas S. Woods (2006)
Alumni Award for Research
The Alumni Award for Research recognizes a fulltime faculty member of the Allard School of Law at UBC whose research achievements have advanced the Faculty’s reputation as a leading research institution. The recipient need not be an alumnus/alumna of the Faculty.
- Professor Bruce MacDougall (2016) (WATCH VIDEO)
- Professor David G. Duff (2014)
- Professor Joost Blom, QC (2012)
- Dr. Charles Bourne (2011)
- Professor and Dean Emeritus Bertie McClean, QC (2009)
- Dr. Catherine Dauvergne (2009)
- Professor Susan Boyd (2008)
- Dr. Pitman Potter (2008)
- Professor J.C. Smith (2007)
- Professor and Dean Emeritus Peter Burns, QC (2007)
- Dr. Janis Sarra (2007)
- Professor Christine Boyle (2006)
- Professor Michael Jackson, QC (2006)
Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award
This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna of the Allard School of Law at UBC under 40 years of age whose endeavours in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas are worthy of recognition and have brought honour to the Faculty.