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als to appellate advocacy in the Supreme Court of Canada. He also acted as
arbitrator in hundreds of labour disputes in the province and appeared as
counsel for the Vancouver Canucks in domestic and international commercial
arbitration disputes. He was appointed by the Government of Canada
to serve as commissioner in the West Coast Container Traffic Commission
of Inquiry from 1986 to 1988 and by the Government of British Columbia to
act as special advisor to the B.C. Seafood Processing Industry Task Force
from 1993 to 1995, later serving as executive director and general counsel
of the B.C. Seafood Sector Council from 1996 to 2002.
Professor Weiler plans to continue his lifetime work in professional education
after his retirement from Allard Law. He is a founding co-director of
the Anti-Corruption Law Program, a collaborative effort in public education
programming by the Allard School of Law, the Canadian chapter of Transparency
International and the International Centre for Criminal Law
Reform and Criminal Justice Policy. He will also continue his research and
writing as a very active member of the UBC Emeritus College.
Professor Tony Sheppard
Following articles with Guild Yule, Professor Sheppard was called to the
British Columbia bar in 1969 and joined the faculty as an assistant professor
the same year. He was promoted to associate professor in 1972 and to full
professor in 1976.
Professor Sheppard has taught in several areas over the years, including
property law, taxation, evidence, trusts, corporate law, contracts, creditors’
remedies, banking law and commercial transactions. He was nominated on
a number of occasions for recognition of teaching excellence, which he was
twice awarded. He has also been active in our graduate program and in continuing
professional education within the Vancouver and provincial legal
Professor Sheppard has served during three different periods on the UBC
senate, as a senior appointments committee representative, and on the UBC
board of governors’ Advisory Committee for Electoral Area “A” (1999–2000).
He was vice-president and then president of the UBC Faculty Association
from 1992 to 1996 and treasurer, then president, of the Confederation of
University Faculty Associations of BC from 1995 to 1998.
Professor Sheppard also served on the Royal Commission on the Economic
Union and Development Prospects for Canada in 1985 and was a
commissioner on the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia from
1979 to 1984. During 1978, he took leave from his UBC appointment to take
a position with the Attorney General of British Columbia, in the Office of
Crown Counsel, and a year later he served as well on the Federal and
Provincial Task Force on Uniform Rules of Evidence.