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Corey La Berge

has taken the position as the new Deputy Children's Advocate for Manitoba, as announced by Manitoba Children's Advocate, Darlene MacDonald. La Berge has held teaching and research appointments at Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Manitoba. He has conducted medical research on the barriers that exist for persons with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Aware of the challenges for persons with FASD, La Berge returned to university and earned a law degree. Since then he has championed the rights and best interests of children and youth within the legal system as legal counsel and as a tireless advocate for better resources for young people involved in the justice system.

Best Lawyers

One of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession has named A. Blair Graham, Q.C. as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (alternative dispute resolution law), E. William Olson, Q.C. as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (construction law), Richard H.G. Adams as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (real estate law) and Sacha R. Paul as the Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year (aboriginal law). Don Douglas, CEO and managing partner of Thompson Dorman Sweatman LLP says, "We know that TDS has some of the finest lawyers in Canada, which has now been confirmed by Best Lawyers, a nationally respected organization serving the legal profession."

Harvey Kaita

has been appointed vice-president of the Manitoba division of TRTech (formerly TRLabs). He has over 33 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in the areas of marketing, sales, strategic alliances, business development and engineering. TRTech is an industry-driven, not-for-profit technology commercialization company that fast tracks innovation to market with its 80 industry, government and academic partners.


Medigas Manitoba Limited - Respiratory Wellness Centre

welcomes Lori Morrish, RRT, as the new clinic manager. Morrish will co-ordinate the daily operations of the Winnipeg and Brandon Respiratory Wellness Centres. Her education as a registered respiratory therapist and experience managing patients with obstructive sleep apnea will be key as Medigas continues to expand its operations while focusing on its brand values of innovative solutions, technical leadership and excellent customer service.

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.

is pleased to announce the election of Garth Smorang, Q.C., as chairman and Tom Payne Jr. as vice-chairman of the board of directors.

Oxygen Technical Services Ltd.

welcomes Antoine Reid as a network analyst. In his new role, Reid will provide remote problem-solving and troubleshooting solutions to our customers.

The partners of Fillmore Riley LLP

congratulate David A. Simpson on his admission to partnership. Simpson practises mainly in the areas of litigation, labour and employment law, and insurance law. He provides advice to employers and employees on matters relating to employment contracts, employee termination, collective agreements, human rights and employment standards. He has appeared before arbitration boards and labour boards. In addition to labour and employment matters, he also acts for a variety of clients in litigation matters and has appeared before all court levels in Manitoba.


Eckler Ltd.

was honoured to receive an award for being one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital in the Growth and Small Cap category. The award, now in its 8th year, recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations that stand apart from their peers for nurturing cultures that help them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Eckler Ltd. is Canada's largest independently owned actuarial consultancy, servicing a variety of insurance and insurance-related products.


The Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Public Works Association

is pleased to announce the 2013 chapter executive and board of directors: president, Burton Mikolayenko, P. Eng., KGS Group; past president, Scott Payne, C.E.T., City of Winnipeg Public Works Dept.; secretary, Craig Rowbotham, P. Eng., KGS Group; treasurer, Bonnie Konzelman, P. Eng., City of Winnipeg Public Works Dept.; CPWA Director/APWA Delegate, Bill Grabowecky, City of Winnipeg Public Works Dept. Directors: Steve Wiebe, Town of Altona; Jim Berezowsky, City of Winnipeg Public Works Dept.; Kas Zurek, P. Eng., City of Winnipeg Water & Waste Dept.; Neil Gobelle, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation; Rob Loudfoot, P. Eng., City of Winnipeg Planning, Property & Development Dept.; Shawn Tosh, C.E.T., RM of Springfield; Hartley Katz, P. Eng., Stantec.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 14, 2013 B5

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