Law Grads To Be Honoured at UBC Alumni Achievement Awards

November 5, 2012

UBC’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards are just around the corner, and three of the school’s law grads will be honoured.

Douglas Mitchell, QC (class of ’62) – Alumni Award of Distinction

“Mr. Mitchell is a distinguished lawyer, committed volunteer and thoughtful philanthropist who has helped many community organizations, but outstanding among these efforts is his long-time support of amateur sport in Canada, and university athletes in particular.”

Paul Mitchell (class of ’79) – Blythe Eagles Volunteer Leadership Award

“Born and raised in Kelowna, Paul Mitchell has played an integral part in his hometown’s remarkable growth over the last few decades. He is a tireless community volunteer and leader whose strategic initiatives and involvement in dozens of socially-oriented organizations have helped to create a vibrant and connected city.”

Hon. Alfred Scow (class of ’61) – Blythe Eagles Volunteer Leadership Award

“Mr. Alfred Scow was born at a time when Aboriginals were prohibited from entering the legal profession, but went on to become the first Aboriginal person to graduate from a BC Law School and the first Aboriginal lawyer in BC to be called to the Bar. In 1971, he became a Provincial Court judge and served BC in this capacity until 1992. His accomplishments have broken down many barriers and his life has been an inspiration for others to reach their full potential.”

The Awards take place on November 14th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Visit the UBC 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards website for more details on this year’s recipients, plus ticketing information.

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