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adventure. He quickly embraced the West Coast and has not looked back: it
is diff icult to see him now as anything but a homegrown product of Vancouver
I think his love for British Columbia can be easily explained by his
upbringing, during which he acquired an abiding passion for the outdoors.
Jamie spent childhood summers on lakes and rivers and winters and spring
skiing and tapping maple syrup. His teenage summers were spent in
wilderness camps in northern Ontario where his love of the outdoors and
canoeing took root. During his university years, his summer jobs included
building canoes and working in northern Alberta and the Yukon.
His passion for the outdoors continues and sustains him today. For the
last 17 summers Jamie could be found on a boat, with his family and friends
or all alone, plying the Pacif ic from Olympia to Glacier Bay, Alaska. He has
twice taken his boat to Alaska and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. Certain
readers will appreciate that this is a bit intimidating for many of us.
LEGAL SCHOL ARSHIP AND TEACHING
Jamie is also one of the country’ s most outstanding law teachers and legal
scholars. He is the author of three major treatises on law and dozens of
learned articles on contract law, tort law, constitutional injunctions, damages
and legal philosophy. His work is relied on and referred to by students,
practitioners, courts and law reform bodies. His book Remedies: The Law of
Damages, now in its third edition and co-authored by his very able colleague
Professor Elizabeth Adjin-Tettey, is a comprehensive treatise on the subject.
It remains a central reference work across the country.
Jamie’s national prominence as a legal scholar was recognized by his
peers when he received the national award for academic excellence in law
from the Canadian Association of Law Teachers in 1999. Lawyers might be
quick to agree that being an excellent scholar does not always correlate with
prowess in the classroom. In Jamie’s case, there is no division between
these flip sides of the academic coin. Jamie was consistently rated by students
as one of the law faculty’s most outstanding teachers and has twice
received its highest honour for teaching, the Terry J. Wuester Master
Teacher Award. And in 1998 Jamie received the university’s highest teaching
award, the Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. Again
in 2002 his exceptional contributions to teaching and learning were recognised
when he was named the 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Society
for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Not bad for someone who
only grudgingly decided to go to university and who initially planned to
spend only a year or so at the University of Victoria.