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Western Law Alumni Awards Reception
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

One King West Hotel & Residence, 1 King St. W., Toronto, ON

Law Alumni Awards 2018 with recipients 

Amit Chakma, President & Vice-Chancellor, Western University, and Erika Chamberlain, Dean, Faculty of Law, together with the Law Alumni Association invite Western Law alumni and guests for a cocktail reception as we celebrate the achievements of our Law Alumni Awards of Distinction recipients.

Guests will enjoy a delicious array of hors d'oeuvres and food stations, two complimentary drinks, entertainment and mingling with faculty, friends and colleagues. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Juno nominated Mac Graham Trio featuring Law alumni Randy McAuley, JD'15 and Mark McAuley, JD'18

Registration is $50 per person or $175 for a group of four.

Dale Ponder  

Ivan Rand Alumni Award
Recognizing a significant contribution to Western Law and to the alumni community.
Recipient: Dale Ponder, LLB'80
Dale Ponder is Co-Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and the firm’s immediate past National Managing Partner and Chief Executive. She’s been lauded with numerous prestigious awards during her extraordinary career. As a generous supporter of the Faculty of Law’s highest priorities, and as an engaged teacher and distinguished guest speaker at the school, Dale has given generously of her time and means to mentor a new generation of lawyers.

Michael Copeland  

W. Iain Scott Business Leadership Award
Recognizing superior achievement in business and leadership. A role model and mentor to alumni and the community.
Recipient: Michael Copeland, LLB'93, MBA'99

Michael Copeland has held senior roles with the Canadian Football League since 2006, including as President and COO until the end of 2015. He was President and CEO of the Argonauts from 2015 to 2018 and is a former member of the Leadership Team at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Michael is a recipient of the prestigious Caldwell Partners/Globe & Mail Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award. His talented leadership skills serve as a positive source of inspiration and motivation to students and alumni alike.

Chris Bredt   Community Service Award
Recognizing alumni who have made outstanding volunteer contributions to the community.
Recipient: Christopher Bredt, BA'79, LLB’79

Christopher Bredt is senior litigation partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Chris has been a dedicated and tireless champion for women's and children's literacy in Africa through his work with Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE). He has scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro four times to raise money for the organization, and since 2006, his “summit for literacy” has raised more than $2 million. Chris has served as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario since 2008.

Registration is $50 per person or $175 for a group of four.

Dress is business attire.

Please confirm your attendance by Sunday, November 18, 2018.

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Amit Chakma, President & Vice-Chancellor, Western University,

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