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142 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE office to its Vancouver office. Peter Rowntree moves from Lawson Lundell to new digs at DLA Piper. Kimberley Hui moves to the North Vancouver offices of Haddock & Company, having come all the way from Johannesburg to do so. LepSoc is the Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa. Its published journal is called Metamorphosis. The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s list of dictionary definitions of “metamorphosis” in Quintette Coal Ltd. v. Canada (Minister of Finance) (1990), 45 B.C.L.R. (2d) 231 (C.A.) included “Change of form in animals and plants, or their parts, during life; esp. in a metabolous insect”. The Vancouver Bar Association held its annual general meeting on November 24, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Present at the head table with the executive were Chief Justice Bauman, Chief Justice Hinkson and Chief Judge Crabtree (as well as your humble editor tucked neatly to one side). The recipient of the Peter S. Hyndman award for mentorship was Nazeer Mitha of Harris & Co. Naz was introduced by Colin Edstrom, formerly of the same firm, and both the introduction and Naz’s speech provided the assembled masses with much to think about as mentors and mentees. The following members-at-large ended their terms: Macauley Deck (Cadillac Fairview), Chris Hope (Lindsay LLP), Nicholas Isaac (British Columbia Securities Commission), Sanja Kraljevic (Whitelaw Twining), Matthew Schissel (BC Hydro) and Jamie Virgin (McMillan LLP). Also reaching the end of his term was past president Mark Fancourt-Smith (Lawson Lundell), who now steps into a great bushy beard and diaper changing (probably in that order). Stepping into the past president role is Joven Narwal (Narwal Litigation). There were three acclamations for officer positions: Andrew Aguilar (City of Vancouver) was acclaimed as president, Nicholas Isaac was acclaimed as the vice-president and Carolyn MacDonald (KPMG Law) was acclaimed as the secretary-treasurer. Congratulations to all involved—including Justices Elizabeth Bennett and Mary Newbury of the B.C. Court of Appeal—on the hundredth anniversary celebration of women’s right to vote in B.C. The anniversary celebration was held on November 25, 2016 at the Vancouver Law Courts. In addition to speeches by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould, and provincial Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton, the event featured performances by talented stu-


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