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March 2015

THE BC FILM INDUSTRY – MAGIC HOUR

March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Magic Hour” is a film industry term (sometimes referred to as Magic Minute) describing the time of day at sunrise and sunset where there is a wonderful golden light.   The British Columbia film industry has matured over the last 20 years to become the third largest in North America after Los Angeles and New York. It has grown from a total production value of $430 million in 1995 to more than $1 billion and now employs more than 30,000 people.…

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November 2015

MEDICAL MARIJUANA – BC Bud Grows Up

November 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel,
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Canada
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MEDICAL MARIJUANA – BC Bud Grows Up Need to get educated on Medical Marijuana? Do you wondered about medically prescribed usages, effects and workplace implications?   The Panel: Mr. Len Garis, Fire Chief, City of Surrey Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis has worked in fire service related field since 1980 and joined the Surrey Fire Service in 1998. In 2010, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.…

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May 2016

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

May 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel,
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Canada
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Our Panel will discuss practical tips for advocates such as “selecting cases to arbitrate/mediate”, “making the best of a bad case”, “getting the most out of mediation”, “effective argument”, “evidentiary and ethical issues”, when (not) to use expedited arbitration, as well as other relevant topics. The Panel: Stan Lanyon Mr. Lanyon is a Mediator/Arbitrator in both the private and public sectors and has acted as a neutral in virtually every sector of the economy. Mr. Lanyon is a member of…

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January 2017

FORENSIC DATA INVESTIGATIONS, PRIVACY REGULATIONS AND ARBITRAL ADMISSIBILITY

January 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel,
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Canada
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Ever wonder what data can be retrieved from workplace devises in a forensic investigation? Then wonder whether the investigation is being conducted in compliance with privacy regulations? Then come listen to a Forensic Expert share his knowledge on the range of possibilities of data extraction from workplace technologies, followed by the Acting Privacy Commissioner sharing his insight on issues of compliance and procedures as regulated by applicable Privacy Acts in BC and Canada. The discussion will be moderated by an…

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April 2017

Tribunal Reform, Labour Code Changes, Job Creation, Skills Training Initiatives, and More…

April 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel,
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Canada
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Please join us for a memorable evening with Liberal MLA Hon. Shirley Bond, NDP MLA Shane Simpson, and Erica Johnson as moderator. THE PANEL: Hon. Shirley Bond*, Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour was elected in 2001 and 2005 as the MLA for Prince George-Mount Robson, and re-elected in 2009 and 2013 as the MLA for Prince George-Valemount. Shirley was appointed Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour on…

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May 2018

The Future of Arbitration in B.C. – Is the current selection model broken?

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel,
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Canada
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Waiting a year or more to have your case heard? Discouraged by the unavailability of mutually acceptable Arbitrators in BC? Is the current Arbitrator selection model broke? Who will fill the gap when seasoned Arbitrators retire? Is there a better model? How can new and less experienced arbitrators develop and gain experience? Is a mentorship approach needed? Is a funding mechanism (arbitration surcharge) needed to support the mentorship of future arbitrators? How did we get to this state? Was it…

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