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created by Lyall Knott, Q.C. This endowment will support a professorship
and research in neurotrauma at the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. The current
recipient is Dr. Matt Ramer.
On May 2, 2018 at the Vancity Theatre, the 2018 Allard Law Alumni Association
Achievement Awards were bestowed in a red carpet affair. The Right
Honourable Kim Campbell received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Alumni Award of Distinction was presented to Grand Chief Edward
John of the Tl’azt’en Nation. Professor Benjamin Goold was awarded the
Alumni Award for Research and Megan Kammerer, a 2007 grad, was given
the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
Acta Victoriana, which was founded in May 1878, is “the literary journal of
Victoria University in the University of Toronto”.
Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, was found in 1897 and
named after Her Majesty. The university includes a faculty of law.
The Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Ontario was established in 1957.
Queen’s University itself had been established in 1841, with Queen Victoria’s
issuance of a royal charter. The university’s origins were closely linked
with the Church of Scotland, and the preamble to the charter still commences
as follows: “Whereas, the establishment of a College within the
Province of Upper Canada, in North America, in connection with the
Church of Scotland, for the education of youth in the principles of Christian
Religion; and for their instruction in the various branches of Science and
Literature, would greatly conduce to the welfare of our said Province …”
The university’s website notes: “When Queen’s wishes to make an amendment
to its Charter, the approval of Canada’s Parliament is required.
Changes have included the creation of the position of Chancellor in 1882
and numerous changes from 1912 to 1916 that permitted Queen’s to separate
from the Presbyterian Church.”
On April 5, 2018, Paul Fraser, Q.C., was appointed acting commissioner
under the Members’ Conflict of Interest Act.
Diana Vandor (Juricevic) was appointed as chair of the Mental Health
Review Board for a term of three years.
In 2008 Japan experienced 11 deaths by gunshot wounds. The weapons law
of Japan begins as follows: “No one shall possess a firearm or firearms or a