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VOL. 78 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2020
enough information for a patron who has to decide whether she will
attend the orchestra’s next performance?
Because you should know, the week of November 1 to 7, 2020 has been proclaimed
BC Immunization Action Week. Go and get a flu shot!
Thomas S. Woods, who recently retired as a judge of the Provincial Court
of British Columbia, has been admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the London
based Academy of Experts (the “Academy”). The Academy is a nonprofit
entity that provides, among other services, training and certification
for testifying experts in the U.K. and various other jurisdictions regarding
their duties of independence and impartiality. Academy certification has
become a de facto qualification prerequisite for experts in the U.K. whose
opinion evidence is tendered to courts and tribunals. Mr. Woods has made
two invited presentations at Academy conferences in London and has been
a regular contributor of articles on the law governing expert evidence to the
TEDR – The Journal of the Academy of Experts since 2003.
The admission ceremony took place in July 2020 and was presided over
by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, the former Master of the Rolls and President
of the U.K. Supreme Court. Lord Neuberger recently became the Academy’s
Deputy President and will soon succeed Lord Saville of Newdigate as
President. As was reported in the summer 2020 issue of TEDR (in part):
In his first official act as Deputy President, Lord Neuberger conferred (by
Zoom) the Honorary Fellowship, saying ‘Tom Woods has just retired as a
senior judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia. He has been an
active member and supporter of the Academy for many years, keeping us
up to date with Canadian developments and, as members will know, is
the longest regular contributor of articles in the TEDR … In recognition
of his contribution to the work of the Academy and experts generally, the
Council has conferred an Honorary Fellowship on Thomas S. Woods’.
Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor is often referred to as The Tempest
or, in German, Der Sturm. In addition, the fourth movement of his Symphony
No. 6 (the Pastoral Symphony) is referred to as the “Storm”. NPR notes
that this storm “is far more intense than other well-known storms—such as
by Vivaldi and Haydn—and presages later ones by Berlioz and Wagner”.
Thought du mois:
“We are all in the same storm. But we are not all in the same boats.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry
(We all know who she is)