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260 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE dominated profession. She has served as a key member of the faculty from that time until now, though since 2001 many of her contributions have been at the central university level. Mary Anne obtained her LL.B. from the University of Manitoba (where she received the Law Society Gold Medal) and her LL.M. from UBC. She then articled and practised for two years at Russell and DuMoulin before joining UVic Law in 1976. She taught, above all, in commercial law, especially real estate transactions, business associations, secured transactions and contracts. She was jointly responsible for the development of UVic’s innovative Business Law and Planning Term. She was twice awarded the Terry J. Wuester Teaching Award. She wrote many articles, is author of The Law of Interest in Canada (Scarborough: Carswell, 1992) and served as coeditor of five editions of Canada’s leading contracts casebook. She was actively involved in CLE activities and law reform. Late in her career she returned to an early love, publishing Free to Believe: Rethinking Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013). That book won the 2014 Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize. Mary Anne has also made remarkable contributions as an administrator. She served as acting dean of the faculty from 1993 to 1994, then as Associate Vice-President, Legal Affairs at the central university level from 2001 to 2009. In that capacity Mary Anne served as the university’s in-house lawyer, with an especially marked responsibility for the negotiation and administration of faculty members’ terms of employment. She returned to the faculty in 2009 and intended to retire in 2014, but was lured back to negotiate the first collective agreement with the newly certified Faculty Association, as Associate Vice-President, Faculty Relations and Academic Administration, from 2014 until her retirement. In all these contributions Mary Anne has been the exemplar of humane professionalism, combining careful attention to structure and process with substantive fairness, judgment and creativity. She has never lost sight of what a university was and should be—its dependence on the imagination of a multitude of individuals, each a universe in themselves. What better tribute to a university leader? Martha O’Brien Martha O’Brien, UVic Law’s tax and European Union expert, also retired in December 2016. Over the course of her sixteen and a half years in the faculty, Martha taught not only the introductory tax course, but also two versions of “Advanced Taxation”: one on corporations and the other on


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