At the annual general meeting and national board meeting of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Canada) held in Calgary on May 12, General Counsel Logan Atkinson was appointed Vice-President and Secretary of ICSA Canada. ICSA Canada is the Canadian division of ICSA International, an organization representing approximately 40,000 governance professionals around the world. Logan also serves as Vice-Chair of the Ontario branch of the Canadian division.
On 3 March, Senior Legal Counsel Sian Williams and General Counsel Logan Atkinson attended the annual Ethics Forum, held in Toronto and jointly sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and the Association for Legal Ethics. Prominent among many interesting panels was a discussion of the tensions between self-regulation and self-interest.
On 27 February, Senior Legal Counsel Sian Williams and General Counsel Logan Atkinson attended the annual In-House Counsel Summit held in Toronto and sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Many of the panels touched on intellectual property issues of relevance to the conduct of the university’s work.
Effective 9 January 2017 the Secretariat and Office of General Counsel have divided into two separate offices. The Secretariat remains in the offices located at Needles Hall 3060 and the Office of General Counsel is now located at Needles Hall 3007.