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Monday, March 26, 2007

2007 Great Trekker Alumni Luncheon

Local UBC Toronto Alumni and Great Trekker award recipients, John Turner, BA'49, LLD'94, Allan Fotheringham, BA'54, and the late Pierre Berton, BA'41, DLit'85, connected through UBC and kept their UBC spirit alive in Toronto. Years ago, they created a tradition with an annual luncheon which we brought back with the Great Trekker Alumni Luncheon.

Hear Professor Stephen Toope "in conversation" with UBC Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Frank Iacobucci (BCom'61, LLB'62, LLD'89).

A Justice of the Supreme Court until his retirement in 2004, Frank Iacobucci has shared his professional insight broadly, providing guidance to private practice, academia and government as well as the judiciary. He has stated that the noblest attribute of membership in a profession is service to both clients and the public, and in this he has been exemplary. He was a law professor and Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, then a high-ranking university administrator, including a period as the interim president of the University of Toronto. During the 1980's, he was Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada before being appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada.

Frank Iacobucci is current holder of the Walter S. Owen (visiting) Chair, the first endowed chair in the Faculty of Law at UBC. In 1993, he was appointed Commendatore dell'Ordine Al Merito by the Republic of Italy. In 1999 he became an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge University (where he completed his Masters and a diploma in International Law), and also of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

He has received eleven honorary doctorates, including one form UBC, and received the UBC Law Alumni Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and the UBC Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. (A UBC Alumni Association luncheon event originally presented on 26-Mar-2007)

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