For the record, October 4, 2016

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Hilde Heyvaerts and Virendra Kallianpur have been appointed principal and senior urban designer, respectively, at Perkins+Will’s Vancouver office. With more than 30 years of international experience across a variety of design typologies, Heyvaerts has expertise in high-rise residential and mixed-use projects as well as transit stations, cultural, higher education and urban planning projects spanning North America, the Middle East and Europe. Kallianpur has 18 years of international experience as an urban designer, planner and architect and has completed master plans, large mixed-use project and residential communities in Asia, the Middle East and North America.


Karimah Es Sabar has been appointed chief executive officer and partner at Quark Venture Inc., a venture capital investment firm that provides equity financing for innovative biotechnology and health sciences companies with breakthrough technology platforms and projects. Prior to this appointment, Es Sabar was president and CEO of the Centre for Drug Research and Development, and before that, president at Life Sciences BC.


Makarand Jawadekar has been appointed chief science officer of PreveCeutical Medical Inc. Jawadekar worked at Pfizer Inc.’s Groton-New London research and development operations in Connecticut for 28 years. At Pfizer, he was responsible for the drug delivery technology assessment function involving external drug delivery technologies. He began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982.


Ian Morden has been appointed managing director at Mission Hill Family Estate. Prior to this appointment, Morden was estate director at Cloudy Bay Vineyards, part of the LVMH Group, in New Zealand.


Duncan Wilson, vice-president, corporate social responsibility, Port of Vancouver, has been elected as volunteer chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s board for 2016-17. Wilson is joined by: Perrin Beatty, president and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Ottawa); Christiane Bergevin, first vice-chair (Yamana Gold); Ginny Flood, second vice-chair and international strategic advisory committee chair (Suncor); David Paterson, immediate past chair (General Motors of Canada Ltd.); Umberto Delucilla, treasurer (Deloitte); George Addy, policy committee chair (Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP); Martine Irman, corporate relations committee chair (TD Securities); Scott Walton, director (Covalent Enterprises Ltd.); and Mike Watson, chamber network committee chair (Wazuku Advisory Group).

Special Olympics BC has announced its board of directors for 2016-17. Randy Smallwood of Silver Wheaton is board chair and Ted Hirst of Canaccord Genuity is vice chair. Pamela Keith of Dueck Auto Group is past chair, while Michael Campbell, host, Money Talks radio show, and Colin Yakashiro of Grant Thornton will serve as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Three new directors have also joined: Vicent Li, athlete; Brent Bergeron, executive vice-president, corporate affairs and sustainability, Goldcorp; and Eamonn Percy, president, Percy Group Capital and Business Advisors. Returning directors include Michael Coyle, Grenville Finch-Noyes, Peter C. Kalbfleisch, Richard J. Lucy, Colin MacKinnon, Murray Shapiro and Patty Wheeldon.


Charlie Sartain, a mining engineer with more than 30 years of mining experience, has been appointed to Goldcorp Inc.’s board of directors, effective January 1, 2017. Sartain was previously CEO of Xstrata’s global copper business, and has extensive operating and executive experience with MIM Holdings Ltd., including general manager at Ravenswood Gold Mines and general manager at Ernest Henry Mine in Queensland Australia, president of Minera Alumbrera Ltd. in Argentina and executive general manager for Latin America.

Laurel Sayer has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Midas Gold Idaho, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Midas Gold Corp. and the operating company for the Stibnite Gold Project in central Idaho. In addition, Midas Gold announced the appointment of Michael Bogert to the board of directors of Midas Gold Corp., replacing Sayer as she steps down to take on her new role.

Hats Off

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Century Plaza Hotel & Spa was awarded the Telus Business Community Champion Award for its efforts toward the development of Pacific Autism Family Network. Employees at the hotel and spa donated more than 18,000 hours of in-kind labour towards the opening of the Pacific Autism Family Centre in Richmond.

Wales McLelland Construction donated $12,000 to Sources BC’s Infant Development Program. Funds were raised at the company’s annual Sub-Trade Appreciation Golf Tournament.

Flight Centre Canada donated $8,700 to the Paralympic Foundation of Canada in celebration of the performances by Team Canada at the recent Paralympic Games. Flight Centre has been the Canadian Paralympic Team’s official travel provider for the past four years.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hosted the 11th annual Adventure Race, where participants raced on the ocean at Locarno Beach and trails of Pacific Spirit Park, raising more than $100,000 for the pediatric palliative care provider.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and its Port of Vancouver Gala partners, DP World Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, Global Container Terminals and Western Stevedoring, have committed to contributing the remaining $400,000 needed to complete the construction component of Reach Child and Youth Society’s $5 million Building for Children Together project for a new Reach child development centre.