Law Foundation of BC appointment

The Law Society is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to be considered for appointment as a Board Governor for the Law Foundation of BC. Please note that section 59(1)(c) of the Legal Profession Act requires that only Lawyers or Judges be considered for this appointment. Individuals interested in an appointment to the Foundation's Board of Governors must have governance experience as well as experience with, or knowledge and understanding of, the barriers faced by individuals navigating the legal system. The Foundation believes that a Board that reflects the communities it serves strengthens its ability to achieve its mission and strongly encourages candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, members of non-dominant ethnic, religious, linguistic, and/or cultural groups, women, (im)migrants/newcomers, people with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ people to apply. As well, in particular, candidates from the County of Yale are encouraged to apply. The appointment would be for a three-year term.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Individuals interested in being appointed to the Law Foundation of BC Board of Governors are invited to review information on the organization’s website, and to submit an application form and supporting resume online specifying why you would be a good candidate for this position. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected to move forward in the appointment process will be contacted.

Vancouver Airport Authority appointment

The Law Society of BC (LSBC) is seeking expressions of interest from individuals wishing to be considered as the LSBC nominee to the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) Board of Directors.

Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that has managed and developed the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) since 1992 under the provision of a long-term lease with the Government of Canada. YVR plays a significant role in the local, provincial, and national economy, supporting a broad range of jobs and driving business activity. YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport, handling 19 million passengers and 302,000 tons of cargo in 2022. VAA has approximately 460 employees. In 2022, the Airport Authority earned $502.2 million in revenue and had Excess of Revenue over Expenditures of -$27.2 million. YVR’s vision is to be a world-class, sustainable hub airport. In its 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, VAA has set an ambitious strategy to grow into a diversified hub with a deep global network and strong home carriers, taking four lenses into account: digital, climate, reconciliation, and financial sustainability.

VAA has a unique, Canadian-made governance model. It is a lean, locally controlled, not-for-profit, and entrepreneurial private company. It does not have shareholders but is accountable to several stakeholders ranging from its landlord and regulator, Transport Canada, to the citizens of British Columbia. VAA is governed by an up to 15-member board of directors (Board), including nine nominated by designated Nominating Entities, four at-large directors, and the President and CEO. VAA recognizes the benefits of diversity and considers it essential in attracting qualified directors and maintaining a highly effective Board. VAA expects the Board as a whole to set the right “tone at the top” through ethical values, transparency, and adherence to high governance standards.

For more information on the VAA and its governance, please visit

Director position

VAA expects all directors to exhibit the following broad characteristics:

  • Essential personal attributes: Integrity and accountability, No material conflicts of interest, Time availability, Financial literacy, Strategic insight, Board experience, Leadership, Risk management, Informed judgment, Mature confidence, High-performance standards, and Diversity reflective of the community it serves; and
  • Experience and expertise that will enable them to add value and provide support for management in reviewing and approving strategy and, reviewing risks and opportunities, and effectively monitoring the performance of VAA and its management team.

The YVR Board is seeking a capable and committed independent director who brings extensive corporate governance experience gained as a director of a large publicly traded corporate board or equivalent, as general counsel or chief governance officer of a significant corporation, or as outside legal counsel on corporate governance matters. Board Committee leadership is an asset. While corporate governance is the primary focus, additional areas of interest include candidates who bring legal experience related to large commercial real estate development; ESG, particularly climate; and/or digital/technology transformation.

LSBC will consider candidates of merit against objective criteria and with due regard for the benefits of diversity, including gender diversity.

To submit an expression of interest for this role or further information, please email your resume and cover letter (including the following: work and board experience, education, and community leadership) by clicking this link. The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2023.


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