2003 Gold Medallists
Victoria Bencher Ann Wallace presents the 2003 Law Society gold medal to Ben Blackmore (centre) who achieved the highest cumulative grade point average over his three years at the University of Victoria law school. The presentation was made at a law faculty reception that followed convocation ceremonies, with Dean Andrew Petter (left) in attendance. Prior to studying law, Mr. Blackmore earned a BA (Honours) degree in Mathematics from Acadia University and later worked in South Korea as an ESL teacher and in Northern Ontario as a tree-planter. While at law school, he received many prizes and scholarships for academic achievement. Mr. Blackmore will article with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Toronto.
At the July Benchers' meeting, President Howard Berge, QC had the pleasure of presenting the 2003 Gold Medal for the University of British Columbia to Amy Jennifer Davison. A recipient of multiple scholarships, Ms. Davison complemented her academic achievements at law school with active service on campus — as a member of the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, the UBC Law Review and the Law Faculty Council Student Caucus. Ms. Davison will clerk with the BC Supreme Court before beginning articles at Borden Ladner Gervais in Vancouver.