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Colin Kinsley and Richard Lee have been appointed to Invictus MD Strategies Corp.’s board of directors as independent directors. Kinsley was mayor of the City of Prince George for 12 years and prior to that, he had a 30-year career in the natural gas industry. Lee has more than 27 years of experience working for public accounting firms or for companies that trade on recognized stock exchanges and currently serves as CFO of Kelso Technologies Inc., SIQ Mountain Industries Inc. and Happy Creek Minerals Inc. Aaron Bowden, who was appointed to the board in August 2016, has resigned as a director; he will continue to serve the company as an adviser. Invictus also announced the departures of Jessica Martin, investor relations; Sarah Hardy, vice-president, medical sales; and Kevin Smith, vice-president, recreational sales.
Wales McLelland Construction is welcoming back Darren Sauer to the firm in his new role as director of development. Sauer previously worked for the company in a project manager/co-ordinator role from 2008 to 2013, before his most recent tenure at a real estate development company focusing on land development. Sauer brings extensive knowledge regarding project management and has strong connections in the construction and development community.
Alan Davies and Alex Percy have been promoted to principals at Acton Ostry Architects, with Mark Simpson and Matt Wood promoted to associate principals. Michael Fugeta and Matthew Fellows have been named as new associates to the firm.
Greg Hayes and Jordan Butler have been appointed CFO and executive vice-president, respectively, at enCore Energy Corp. Hayes, who succeeds Scott Davis, is also CFO at Golden Predator Mining Corp. and Taku Gold Corp., and has worked as CEO for Golden Predator and Northern Tiger Resources Inc., and CFO for Shear Minerals Ltd. Butler has significant capital markets and corporate development experience within the natural resource sector, and, prior to this appointment, was vice-president, corporate development, at Callinex Mines Inc., and provided asset and equity valuations for the natural resource portfolio of Till Capital Ltd. Butler has also worked in various capacities within the uranium sector including with Uranium Energy Corp. and enCore Energy Corp.
Denis Bosc has been appointed vice-president, chemistry, manufacturing and control, at NervGen Pharma Corp., a regenerative-medicine company dedicated to creating solutions to treat nerve damage. Bosc has more than 15 years of drug substance and drug product manufacturing experience. In addition, Paul Brennan, a pharmaceutical licensing and product planning professional with over 30 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, has joined the NervGen team to advise on strategy and business development matters.
Chuck We has been appointed senior vice-president, Western Canada, at Hudson Pacific Properties and will be based out of the firm’s newly opened Vancouver office. We previously led Vancouver operations and leasing, and was significantly involved in acquisitions and development for Oxford Properties Group, the real estate investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension plans.
Eddy Yu and Jeff Dare have been appointed CFO and corporate secretary, respectively, at Far Resources Ltd. Yu is a chartered professional accountant with more than 20 years of experience in business and financial management. Dare has more than 10 years of professional experience managing external reporting and corporate compliance for listed issuers on the TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange.
Kendra Johnston has been appointed president and CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), succeeding Edie Thome. Johnston is a geologist and mining executive with more than 15 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. In addition to corporate board experience, she is an industry advocate working with non-profits as a director and organizer, and has volunteered with AME in many capacities.
Owen Morley has been appointed chief technology officer at Uniserve Communications Corp. Morley is a former director of infrastructure and started his own web hosting venture in 1998, then later joined Peer1 Network as a network analyst and honed his skills to manage its Vancouver and Seattle data centres. He then moved to PlentyOfFish Media, one of the world’s largest online dating sites.
Marco Felicella, formerly Unilever customer team leader, has been appointed director of sales, Canada, for TransCold Distribution Ltd. Felicella has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry and deep knowledge and experience in the ice cream business and related markets, having worked with Unilever for the last 10 years. Prior to Unilever, he worked with Pepsi Bottling Group as national key account manager and territory sales manager with responsibility for Overwaitea Food Group, AG Foods, IGA and Chevron.
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Vivagrand Developments donated $52,500 to Walter Moberly Elementary School. The funds will be used to build a computer lab with 31 laptops, a renovation lab, which includes a 3D printer, interactive flat panel displays, smart boards, video equipment and editing software and furniture and bike racks.
Lead sponsor Teck helped the Pacific Salmon Foundation raise $450,000 for wild salmon at its 27th annual Vancouver Gala Dinner and Auction. The funds will support volunteer community groups that restore salmon habitat, operate conservation hatcheries and deliver classroom education programs.
Methanex Corp. donated $10,000 to Science World to fund after-school programming.
RBC Foundation donated $50,000 to the Take a Hike Foundation through RBC Future Launch. The funds will help 100 vulnerable youths graduate high school and support Take a Hike’s expansion to Vancouver Island.
The Legion Foundation of the Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command, a longtime partner of the Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (JIBC Foundation), has contributed more than $40,000 to help enhance the training of JIBC paramedic students over the past decade. Its most recent donation was directed toward the purchase of an immobilization kit, which is designed to safely immobilize and transport injured patients. Having the use of such equipment during JIBC’s training simulations helps prepare paramedic students for real-life emergencies. •