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David Weinkauf has been appointed to the executive advisory board of CROP Infrastructure Corp., a company engaged in the business of investing, constructing, owning and leasing mega-greenhouse projects as part of the provision of turnkey real estate solutions for lease-to-licensed cannabis producers and processors. Weinkauf has a background in real estate and has been a member of several charitable boards.
The Westin Bayshore has welcomed three new members to its hospitality team: Geoff Carkner, executive chef; David Vo, manager, H Tasting Lounge; and Angelika Viehhauser, manager, H2 Rotisserie & Bar. Carkner was most recently with Vancouver’s Pan Pacific Hotel. Vo was most recently the pre-opening restaurant manager at Honey Salt Restaurant and Bar at JW Marriott Parq. Viehhauser has opened and managed seven new restaurants, including Charbar Restaurant and Bar in Calgary, the Jones Family Project Restaurant and Bar in London, England, and, more recently, Honey Salt at the Parq, where she was general manager.
Erika Decker, Drummond Lambert, Kirsten Rogerson, Paul Saunders and Andrew Tang have joined Harper Grey LLP as associates. Decker and Saunders have joined the health law and insurance law groups, Lambert has joined the commercial litigation and construction and engineering groups, Rogerson has joined the commercial litigation and family law groups and Tang has joined the health, environmental and securities law groups.
Ian Burroughs, lawyer, Kerfoot Burroughs LLP, recently completed the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA)program from the Family Enterprise Xchange and has become a certified family enterprise advisor. The FEA program is the only professional development program leading to a designation that distinguishes one as a certified family enterprise advisor to business families. Burroughs practises in the area of business law, focusing on family-owned and small to medium-sized businesses. He provides advice on corporate matters including continuity planning, corporate structuring, real estate, wills and estate matters.
Tania Andrews and Michelle Duffy have been appointed stakeholder relations specialist and project co-ordinator, respectively, at the BC SUPPORT Unit (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials), which supports, streamlines and increases patient-oriented research in B.C. Previously, Andrews was a senior adviser at Global Affairs Canada on international human rights and represented Canada in resolving disputes related to Indigenous reconciliation. Duffy was formerly a project cost controller at BGC Engineering, lead project controller/scheduler at WorleyParsons MEG and project manager at CDCI Inc.
Doug McArthur, a public policy professor at Simon Fraser University (SFU), is being recognized for his four decades of contributions to policy and public administration across Canada and internationally. He will receive the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal for Excellence in Public Administration at a ceremony in Victoria on June 26. McArthur founded SFU’s School of Public Policy and was its director from 2014 to 2017, and has widely impacted policy, from advancing Canada’s First Nations, B.C.’s forest industry and Saskatchewan’s education sector to informing policy-making abroad.
Gerbrand van Heerden has been appointed chief financial officer at Trevali Mining Corp. Van Heerden joined Trevali in 2017 and most recently served as senior vice-president, business initiatives/development. He has more than 18 years of experience in various senior management roles in the mining industry. Van Heerden’s appointment follows the retirement of Anna Ladd-Kruger, who was appointed CFO at Trevali in 2011.
Mike Willis has been appointed chief financial officer at Westport Fuel Systems Inc., replacing Ashoka Achuthan, who will continue to serve as an adviser to the leadership team through a transition period. Prior to joining Westport, Willis was CFO of Gevo Inc., a Nasdaq-listed renewable chemical and advanced biofuels company, from 2013 to 2018. He joined Gevo in 2012 as executive vice-president of corporate development and strategy. Prior to Gevo, Willis worked at Virgin Green Fund and for the Virgin Group; his career also covers private equity and investment banking roles in the U.S. and Canada, working with companies spanning the retail, consumer products, manufacturing, services and technology sectors.
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Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. donated $10,000 to Science World BC in support of Super Science Club, an after-school program that provides science and technology activities to underserved students in grades 1 through 7.
Meridian R.V., a matching corporate partner in support of the Eagle Ridge Hospital Emergency Department Care Room campaign, donated $5,000 to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.
Susan Point, a member of the Musqueam First Nation whose work uses non-traditional material to create artworks inspired from traditional Coast Salish designs, was recently awarded the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. Supported by the Audain Foundation, the prize grants $30,000 annually to a senior B.C. artist selected by an independent jury. At the same ceremony, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed shared one of two 2018 VIVA Awards, with the second going to Charlene Vickers. The VIVAs are granted annually by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, providing a minimum of $12,000 annually to mid-career artists.
Mining for Miracles’ recent event, the Teck Celebrity Pie Throw, raised $1,606,594 for BC Children’s Hospital. More than two dozen industry leaders from Teck, Goldcorp, Wheaton Precious Metals, Pretium, MAG Silver, Dunnedin Ventures, Candente Copper Corp., BMO Capital Markets, Fort Capital, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cassels Brock, Finning, Thiessen Team, Fluor, Golder Mining, Wood, Ausenco, Advisian, CWA Engineers Inc., Mining Association of BC and Association for Mineral Exploration participated in the pie throw, held at the Vancouver Art Gallery. •