For the record: September 3, 2019

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Tripp Keber has been appointed as a strategic adviser to the board of EXMceuticals Inc. Before joining EXM, he was co-founder and former CEO of Dixie Brands Inc.


Emmanuel Paul has been appointed as an independent adviser to the board of directors at Nabis Holdings Inc. Paul currently serves as co-founder and CEO of IndusCann Research, which is focused on commercializing medical cannabis in India.

Peter K. Jensen has been appointed as a director of the board at Cresval Capital Corp. Akash Patel has resigned from Cresval’s board of directors.


Lisa Mackenzie has been appointed associate director at M Moser Associates’ Vancouver office to lead the charge of M Moser Associates’ expansion in Vancouver.


Karissa Kelln has joined the business law group at Harper Grey LLP as an associate. Kelln previously worked with Bernard LLP. Her practices focused on the application of business law to environmental, maritime, fisheries and Aboriginal issues.

Nicholas McKay has joined Miller Thomson LLP’s Vancouver office as an associate with the firm’s litigation group.


David Neace has joined Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp. as director of sales. He was previously senior program manager at Tesla Inc.


Cher Lee has joined Citizen Relations as senior account director. Lee joins the agency with more than a decade of experience in public relations. Sarah Jones joins Citizen Relations as senior account director from London, where she has overseen campaigns for companies including Unilever and WeWork.

Olivia Bradford has also joined the firm as an account manager. She most recently served as an account manager with Jive PR + Digital.


Aryana Sye has joined the Vancouver Art Gallery as director of individual giving, where she will work with individuals who make high-impact gifts. Sye previously helped Science World BC secure gifts that led to the building of the organization’s new early learners gallery.

Capt. Satinder Singh has been appointed vice-president of marine operations and harbour master for the Port of Nanaimo. Prior to joining the port, Singh worked as auxiliary fleet manager with the Department of National Defence at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.


Malcolm Cockwell has been appointed chairman of the board of Acadian Timber Corp. He replaces Benjamin Vaughan, who has resigned from his position as board chairman. Cockwell formerly served as director of Acadian and as a principal of Macer Forest Holdings Inc. Heather Fitzpatrick, CEO of Halmont Properties Corp., has been appointed a director of Acadian.  

Richard Orazietti has been appointed chief financial officer at Westport Fuel Systems. Prior to joining Westport, Orazietti served as senior vice-president and treasurer of Goldcorp Inc.

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The Vancity Community Foundation has donated $225,000 over three years to PLEA Community Services Society. The funds will be used to support vulnerable young people as they transition into adulthood.

Funding from the Canadian Women’s Foundation has allowed PLEA Community Services to support more than 40 youths access work experience and workplace mentorship. The programs are designed to give participants the means and support needed to successfully exit sexually exploitative and other unsafe situations.

First West Foundation has donated $9,000 to KidStart, a mentorship program provided by PLEA Community Services. The funds will support vulnerable children with a nurturing relationship and a sense of belonging.

Adera Development Corp. raised $101,000 at the Ken Mahon Adera Golf Classic. The funds will go toward local charities and youth programs in B.C.

Adera has also committed $100,000 over five years to the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at the University of British Columbia. In celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary, Adera will be making more than $1 million in charitable commitments globally.