The 2018 Allard Law Alumni Association Awards, hosted by the Allard Law Alumni Association, was held on May 2, 2018 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC. The event was generously supported by Fasken LLP, Harper Grey LLP, Lawson Lundell LLP, and McCarthy Tetrault LLP. This annual event recognizes the achievements of distinguished alumni and faculty of the Allard School of Law through four awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, Alumni Award of Distinction, Alumni Award for Research, and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
Kinji Bourchier, member of the LLB class of 1999 and President of the Allard Law Alumni Association, gave opening remarks. This was followed by a welcome address from Dean Catherine Dauvergne, an alumna of the LLB class of 1995.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an extraordinary alumnus/alumna, honorary or otherwise, of the Allard School of Law, who has set a high standard for volunteerism, philanthropy and professional accomplishment, and has been an example for all who follow. The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, first female Prime Minister of Canada and member of the LLB class of 1983, was awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for her many remarkable accomplishments over her career.
Alumni Award of Distinction
The Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes an individual whose endeavors and outstanding achievements in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas have brought honour to the law school. Grand Chief Edward John of the TI’azt’en First Nation was awarded the 2018 Alumni Award of Distinction for his contribution towards social and economic justice for indigenous peoples of Canada.
Alumni Award for Research
Professor Benjamin J. Goold was awarded the 2018 Alumni Award for Research. While Professor Goold is not an alumnus of the Allard School of Law, through this award, he was recognized by the Allard Law Alumni Association for his research achievements that have advanced the Faculty’s reputation as a leading research institution.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
As an international advocate for human rights and access to justice, LLB class of 2007 alumna Megan Kammerer was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna of the Allard School of Law under 40 years of age whose endeavors in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas are worthy of recognition and have brought honour to the school.