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VOL. 76 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2018
February 2000, there is little research on how supported decision making
can work in practice when dealing with financial matters. The final report
on this project is targeted for the fall of 2019.
NEW PROJECT ON SELECT TOPICS UNDER B.C.’S CHILD, FAMILY AND
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT
At the time of writing, BCLI had just received confirmation of funding from
the Law Foundation of British Columbia for its newest project on select topics
related to B.C.’s child protection legislation. Preliminary work occurred
in August and the official launch of the project will occur in September. Stay
tuned for more information in future issues of the Advocate.
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CHANGES TO THE BCLI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BCLI is fortunate to have 16 dedicated members on its board of directors.
This is my last contribution to the Advocate as chair of the board. It has been
a privilege to lead the board over the past two years and to spend more time
with BCLI’s stellar staff. I look forward to continuing as a member of the
board until my term expires in October 2020.
At the end of August 2018 we said goodbye to Professor Robert Howell,
who served on the board for ten years as the appointee of the dean of the
UVic Faculty of Law. Professor Howell was a member of the Program Committee
of the board throughout his term and a member of the Audit Committee
for the past four years. He also served on the Real Property Reform
Project Committee from 2008 to 2012 and on the Employment Standards Act
Reform Committee since 2014.
We look forward to getting to know the dean’s newest appointee, Elizabeth
Adjin-Tettey, starting in September 2018. Professor Adjin-Tettey joined
the faculty in 1998. Following her appointment as a professor in 2010, she
also served as associate dean of administration and research from 2010 to
At the end of August we said goodbye as well to Dr. Janis Sarra, who was
the appointee of the dean of the Allard School of Law at UBC. During her
brief time on the board, Dr. Sarra brought her experience and insights to our
board meetings and was instrumental in providing an opportunity for BCLI
to share its findings from its study paper on financing litigation at the 15th
Annual Review of Insurance Law in February 2018. We look forward to
meeting the dean’s next appointment.