For the record, January 9, 2018

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Stephanie Zuke has joined IBI Group as regional marketing and business development manager, Canada West. Prior to this appointment, she was with Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada.


Carly A. Bergman has been welcomed as a partner at D&H Group LLP. Bergman provides private and public companies and not-for-profit organizations with a wide range of accounting, auditing and assurance and tax advisory services. Bergman has helped businesses with their initial public offerings and has worked with small-business owners to improve their internal accounting systems and processes.

Guy Halford-Thompson, co-founder of the first publicly traded blockchain company in Canada, BTL Group, has been appointed to the advisory board at Victory Square Technologies Inc., a venture builder that creates, funds and empowers entrepreneurs predominantly focused on blockchain technology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, personalized health, gaming and film. The product BTL is best known for, Interbit, is a blockchain development platform that leverages tools to empower developers to build enterprise-grade blockchain-based applications. BTL has partnered with large institutions like Visa and BP to further explore the potential for private blockchains to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Human Resources

Barbara Meens Thistle has been appointed vice-president, human resources, at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Meens Thistle’s five-year term begins February 5. Meens Thistle has 25 years of experience and is currently vice-president, central services, at the Insurance Corp. of BC, where she is responsible for a diverse portfolio including all aspects of human resources. She also has extensive experience as a senior leader in the energy sector, including at Emera Inc., Nova Scotia Power and Westcoast Energy.


Ola N. Stoklosa and Una Urosevic have joined Richards Buell Sutton LLP. Stoklosa has joined the firm’s family law practice group; her practice encompasses all issues affecting married and common-law partners and families, including property division, support, guardianship, parenting time and the enforcement of orders. Urosevic has joined the firm’s personal injury practice group; she maintains a civil litigation practice and has experience handling personal injury and insurance defence matters.


David Ju, vice-president, Concord Pacific Group, has been appointed an independent director of the board at Burcon NutraScience Corp. Ju is a chartered accountant and has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver and New York, where he consulted on transactions and advised on corporate governance and assurance matters, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 for clients listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.


Clayton Creed and Quincy Mittertreiner have joined Conti Evolution as director of sales and senior director of strategic development, respectively. Creed has more than 10 years of audiovisual and technology sales experience and previously worked at Matrix Video Communications Corp. and National Source AV Inc. Mittertreiner was previously national director of sales with NEC Canada Inc. and is focused on developing strategic sales relationships with partners across Canada.

Companies on the move

New in Town

Ecofish Research, an environmental management and monitoring firm that assesses, mitigates and monitors environmental effects of hydro, mining, urban and government projects on the environment, has opened a new office – its eighth location – in Cranbrook. Other offices are in Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria, Squamish, Courtenay, Terrace and Campbell River. Andrew Harwood, a veteran senior fisheries scientist with 17 years of experience, will spearhead projects out of the new location at Suite 202, 13-14th Avenue South, and is open to meet the needs of clients in the region.

Employment agency Recruiting in Motion has opened a new office at 9097 120 Street in Delta. Andrew d’Eca is a partner in the firm’s Vancouver office and is responsible for the new Delta location.  D’Eca has more than 20 years of experience in recruitment. The Delta office will focus on candidates with backgrounds in accounting, administration, sales, operations, warehousing, production and related functions across all industry sectors.

New Partnership

BrokerLink has named Cossette Vancouver as its 2018 strategic and creative agency partner. Cossette, a marketing communications agency offering a range of communications services, will work alongside BrokerLink’s existing media partners to develop campaign creative that will roll out in key markets across Canada in 2018.

Hats Off

The Crofton HouseWinter Bazaar, with more than 4,000 people in attendance, raised and donated $61,800 to KidSafe. The funds will help to provide essential services and programs to vulnerable kids in need of support over the coming year’s school breaks. The bazaar was organized by the Crofton House School parents’ auxiliary planning committee, co-chaired by Suzanne Chong and Kris Dattani.

The North Shore Community Foundation donated a $5,000 grant to Children of the Street Society to support the delivery of sexual exploitation prevention workshops for young people living on the North Shore. 

Compass Group Canada donated $25,000 to Langara College. The funds will be used to create a new award for students in Langara’s nutrition and food service management program.

Richards Buell Sutton LLP donated $20,000 to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank in support of the annual Food Bank Friday initiative. The law firm has been supporting the food bank since 2009, with both financial donations and over 1,000 person-hours of volunteerism. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank is able to purchase $3 worth of food.