President's Medal

Award Recipient for 2016-2017

Tina Dion, QC 

This medal is personally awarded by the CBABC president to recognize the recipient’s significant contribution to the legal profession. Tina Dion is of Cree heritage, originally from Alberta and based in Tsawwassen today. She has practiced law for First Nations and Aboriginal clients since 1999 and is the current chair of CBABC’s Aboriginal Lawyers Forum. Tina is the Equality and Diversity representative on CBABC’s Executive Committee, a member of the Truth & Reconciliation Working Group, acts as Executive Liaison of the Business of Law Committee, and is also an elected member of Provincial Council for Westminster County.

Past Recipients

About the Award

Awarded by the CBABC president, this medal recognizes one or more of the following: legal academic proficiency, outstanding works of legal scholarship, significant contribution to the profession during the President's term.

Frequency

This award is discretionary and no award need be granted in any given year. No more than one award may be given in any calendar year.

Presentation

The award is presented at the Provincial Council meeting held in June.

Selection Process

The award shall be granted at the discretion of the President. The recipient, if any, will be selected by the President in his/her sole discretion.

Award

The Award is a bronze medal on a blue ribbon.

Previous Recipients

  • 2015-2016 - Aleem Bharmal
  • 2014-2015 - Bill Veenstra
  • 2013-2014 - R. C. (Tino) Di Bella
  • 2012-2013 - Eric Gottardi
  • 2011-2012 - David Dundee
  • 2010-2011 - Leonard T Doust, QC
  • 2009-2010 - Sharon Matthews
  • 2008-2009 - Judith Janzen
  • 2007-2008 - Arlene H Henry, QC
  • 2006-2007 - Arthur Close, QC
  • 2005-2006 - William T Clarke
  • 2004-2005 - Diana Dorey & Frank Kraemer
  • 2003-2004 - Kenneth Armstrong
  • 2002-2003 - Sharon Matthews
  • 2001-2002 - Margaret Sasges
  • 2000-2001 - Sandy Jakab-Hancock
  • 1999-2000 - Clare Barry
  • 1998-1999 - Dean David Cohen
  • 1997-1998 - Randy Walker
  • 1996-1997 - Penny Bain & Donald Yule
  • 1995-1996 - Jeff Scouten

Additional Information 

CBABC Awards
(604) 687-3404 or 1 (888) 687-3404
awards@cbabc.org