For the record: February 11, 2020

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Chris Lawless has been appointed an executive-in-residence of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. He will primarily act as a resource for faculty members for research, teaching and curriculum development, in the finance subject area. Lawless was previously chief economist at the British Columbia Investment Management Corp.


Gosia Piasecka has joined Miller Thomson LLP’s Vancouver office as an associate in the business law group. She maintains a broad securities and merger and acquisitions practice.

Maneesha Dakha and Michael E. Reid have joined DLA Piper (Canada) LLP as an associate and a partner, respectively, in the Vancouver office. Dakha’s practices primarily focus on corporate and commercial law. Reid practises technology-related business law, with a particular focus on corporate, commercial and information technology matters.‎‎


Monty Bayer has been appointed to the board of directors at Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. effective January 1, 2020. Bayer serves as executive director at Wheatsheaf Group Ltd. He was previously president and CEO of Actagro LLC.

Lisa Stanton has been appointed to the board of directors at Trulioo effective immediately. Stanton is an executive at American Express. She was previously CEO at InAuth.

Hats Off

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The RBC branch on Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam donated $5,000 to PLEA Community Services for its Coquitlam-based Children of the Street program. The funds will be used to empower and educate young people on how to keep themselves and their friends safe from sexual exploitation.

Crossroads Hospice Society partnered with the Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam to raise $15,000 through the annual football pool in support of the Crossroads Hospice residence in Port Moody. 

Century 21 Canada donated $946,044 to Easter Seals Canada. The funds will help the organization deliver programs and services that enhance access, independence, social inclusion and quality of life for Canadians living with disabilities.

Wesbild and New View Society received the Community Spirit and Not-for-Profit of the Year awards, respectively, from the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce as part of its 2019 Business Excellence Awards.