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In 1988, Professor Sheppard published the volume on evidence in the
Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, which was revised and reissued in 1996, and
has published numerous articles and chapters on tax law, evidence and
other subjects, including chapter 7 of the Materials on Canadian Income Tax
text (now in its 16th year). He was co-investigator on several projects
funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (“SSHRC”)
on the legal frameworks and implications of digital record keeping systems,
particularly in relation to the law of evidence.
Professor Pitman Potter
Professor Potter joined UBC in 1990 and was appointed as associate professor
in 1992. He soon assumed a number of leadership roles in directing our
graduate program, the Chinese Legal Studies program and the Centre for
Asian Legal Studies. In 1996, he was promoted to full professor, and in 1999
he assumed leadership of the Institute of Asian Research and was appointed
as HSBC Chair in Asian Research. In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada.
Highlights from his career at UBC and the law school include restarting
the exchange relationship with Peking University after the tragedy of
Tiananmen, building a Chinese and Asian law curriculum at the law school,
designing and implementing the Ph.D. program in law, chairing the visit to
UBC by the Dalai Lama in 2004 and stewarding two successive multi-year,
multi-million-dollar SSHRC major collaborative research initiatives, with
attendant opportunities for international scholarly collaboration, graduate
student support, policy advising, professional education and a wide array of
research and writing projects.
Professor Potter has dedicated endless energy to supporting and mentoring
graduate students and academics from around the world. His research
projects have been highly collaborative, building and facilitating global
research networks and helping to establish the careers of junior scholars.
He has supervised close to 90 students over his nearly 30 years here, in
addition to co-supervising and teaching many more. Dr. Potter is also a deacon
in the Anglican Church of Canada (Diocese of New Westminster) and the
author of The Gospel and the Grateful Dead. – Ed.