The 2012 Allard School of Law Alumni Association Achievement Awards were hosted on April 12, 2012 at the Four Seasons in Vancouver, BC.
Following a lively reception, approximately 265 guests (Allard School of Law alumni, members of the Vancouver legal community, friends, and family) sat down to dinner and were welcomed by President of the Alumni Association Rod Urquhart and Allard School of Law Dean Mary Anne Bobinski. Highlights of the evening included Ryan Dalziel's entertaining shout out to his inspirational mentors; Bill Everett, QC, recognizing his 90 year old father (in the audience) who had always encouraged him to go to university (even though he had never had the opportunity himself); and the hilarious (and poignant) dialogue between old friends Martin Taylor, QC, and Marvin Storrow, QC, LLD.
The evening recognized the outstanding achievements of alumni and members of the Allard School of Law legal research community.
Marvin Storrow, QC, LLD received the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes an extraordinary individual who has set a high standard for volunteerism, philanthropy and professional accomplishment, and has been an example for all who follow.
Bill Everett, QC, Anna Fung, QC, and Megan Ellis, QC were awarded the Alumni Award of Distinction. This award is given to alumni whose outstanding achievements and endeavors in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas have brought honour to the law school.
Ryan Dalziel, took home the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, as an alumnus of the Allard School of Law under 40 years of age whose endeavours in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas are worthy of recognition and who have brought honour to the law school.
Professor Joost Blom, QC, alumnus and faculty member, received the Alumni Award for Research, in recognition of his research achievements that have advanced the Faculty’s reputation as a leading research institution.