For the record, August 28, 2018

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Don Quan has been appointed president, Ledcor resources and transportation, at Ledcor Group of Companies. Paul McElligott previously held the role of president; he has retired. Prior to this appointment, Quan had been chief operating officer of Ledcor’s resources and transportation division. Quan, a chartered public accountant with more than 25 years’ experience of working primarily in the forestry industry, joined Ledcor in 2012 as director, solid wood operations, resources and transportation.


Katherine White, professor of marketing and behavioural science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School of Business, has been appointed inaugural academic director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder. White joined the faculty of UBC in 2011. In addition to teaching undergraduate, graduate and executive-level courses, she is an associate editor for the Journal of Marketing Research and is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Doug Kobayashi has been appointed to Royal Roads University’s board of governors. Kobayashi leads Think Strategy, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, business diagnostics, product development and performance management systems. Previously, he was an aerospace engineering officer for the Royal Canadian Air Force. After 20 years of military service, he worked as a professional engineer and senior executive in the aerospace industry for almost three decades.

Ananth Sundaram has been appointed director of operations at Ashton Testing Services, one of the largest testing facilities in Canada, which delivers a wide variety of licensing and certification examinations on behalf of its partners. Sundaram recently managed the construction of an additional testing centre in downtown Vancouver to accommodate the demand for testing services.


Shannon Khan has been appointed patient care and call centre lead at BlissCo Cannabis Corp. Khan, a licensed practical nurse, spent more than six years as the clinic and regional manager of multiple locations of the Dr. Bernstein Diet and Health Clinic in Calgary and Vancouver, where she led teams of up to 20. BlissCo’s telemedicine app is planned to launch in October, with the service being delivered in partnership with leading e-commerce provider Namaste Technologies.


Aman Bindra has joined Fasken’s Vancouver office as an associate in the real estate law group. Bindra completed his articles at the firm and was recently called to the bar.


Jennifer Main and Cassandra McColman have recently joined the Urban Development Institute as marketing and communications co-ordinator and policy and research co-ordinator, respectively. Main recently graduated from the University of British Columbia in political science and has a background in marketing. McColman was most recently with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and has a background in public policy.

Robyn McVicker has been promoted to vice-president, operations and maintenance, at the Vancouver Airport Authority. McVicker was appointed director of marketing and communications in 2013; in her new role, she will be responsible for ground-side, terminal and air-side operations, security, emergency planning, customer care and facility maintenance.


Michele Matthews has been appointed executive vice-president at AG Hair. Matthews started in the finance department of AG Hair in 1993 before transitioning to the marketing team and was promoted to distributor manager, then national sales administration manager, before being appointed director of human resources, where she established an HR department for the company. In 2007, she was appointed vice-president of organizational development, a title later changed to vice-president of people and culture. AG Hair will be relocating to a new 70,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Coquitlam later this year.


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RBC staff members walked with Crossroads Hospice Society at the 2018 Teddy Bear Picnic Parade, giving out teddy bears to kids along the route. In recognition of its commitment to the community, RBC Foundation donated $1,000 to Crossroads Hospice Society.

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation has received a $9,243.70 donation from proceeds of the first annual Nowruz Feast. The Hafez Literature Club and Pasta Polo Restaurant partnered with the foundation to host the spring and community celebration in Port Moody on March 29. The money raised is helping with the purchase of a high-quality ultrasound to help treat cardiac patients.

Corix Water Products donated $10,000 to PALS Autism School, proceeds from its annual Golf for Kids Charity Classic in Victoria. The funds will be used to modify the school’s new home in New Westminster, opening in early 2019. PALS provides year-round, individualized educational and therapeutic programs for children and adolescents living with autism spectrum disorders.

BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation’s 2018 Air Canada Birdies for Babies charity golf tournament generated $494,000 in support of BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. •