For the record, July 17, 2018

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Perkins+Will principal Ryan Bragg has been inducted into the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s College of Fellows, class of 2018. Over his 20-year career, Bragg has led a wide range of projects, including multiple complex mixed-use developments, and he actively speaks on issues of sustainable urban development.

Perkins+Will’s Vancouver office has recently promoted the following people: Jeff Doble, global director of transportation design, is now principal; Jana Foit, higher education practice leader, and Derek Newby have been promoted to associate principals; Yehia Madkour, director of innovation, and Melissa Sachs, marketing manager, have been promoted to senior associates; and Virendra Kallianpur, cities and sites practice leader, Aaron Knorr, senior architect, Rufina Wu, project architect, and Christopher Walker, accountant, have all been promoted to associates.


Heather McCaw has been appointed vice-president, development and alumni engagement, at the University of British Columbia (UBC). McCaw has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and strategic business partnerships; she spent the last three years as vice-president, advancement, at the University of Alberta. Prior to that, she was at UBC as associate vice-president, development. Her five-year term begins in fall 2018. 


Tamas Jozsa has been appointed chief engineer at Quadron Cannatech Corp. Jozsa was director of engineering at a major clean-energy company before joining Quadron Cannatech, a company that provides equipment, products and service solutions for the authorized cannabis industry.


Tessa Rowland has joined MLT Aikins as an associate. Based in Vancouver, Rowland maintains a general corporate commercial practice with a focus on commercial real estate.

Richards Buell Sutton has welcomed four associates to the firm: Ben Hagen, Aneka Jiwaji, Casey L. Smith and Su Ji Yim. Hagen is a member the real estate group, focusing on all aspects of real estate development. Jiwaji joins the litigation group with a practice and experience focused on insurance, commercial litigation and personal injury. Smith joins the real estate group with a focus on a variety of real estate matters including commercial leasing, lending and development. Yim, a registered trademark agent, is a member of the firm’s business law group, assisting clients in the areas of corporate commercial matters and trademarks.


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Bob Hager (1937-2011), founding partner of Phillips, Hager & North, was inducted posthumously into the Investment Industry Hall of Fame, established in 2013 by the Investment Industry Association of Canada. Hager served as the asset management firm’s president and CEO from 1973 to 1987, and as chairman from 1987 to 2001.

The Sisters of St. Ann donated $12,000 to Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association.

The PC Children’s Charity Community Fund donated $1,000 to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation. The funds will be directed to the IncrEDIBLES program, which promotes independence in the important life skill of cooking and healthy eating habits.

Port Coquitlam Community Foundation donated $4,000 to Children of the Street Society. The funds will be directed to financing prevention workshops for young people in Port Coquitlam during the next school year.

Diamond Delivery, a company that has been supporting Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon since 2013, has donated $28,000 this year to the granting of wishes for kids living with critical illnesses.

Sun-Rype Products Ltd. has partnered with Mamas for Mamas, a national charitable organization that supports mothers in crisis and provides ongoing support to low-income mothers and their children. Over the next year, Sun-Rype will provide Good Bites and one-litre containers of apple juice to Mamas for Mamas. Throughout June and July, Sun-Rype will also offer Mamas for Mamas a portion of the Good Bites sales across Canada.

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland recently celebrated 15 years of its Study Buddy program at the annual Spring Lunch fundraiser presented by Scotiabank. Held at the Sutton Place Hotel, the event raised $92,600 for Big Sisters’ mentoring programs. •