2017 AGM & New Directors

On July 20, 2017, we held our 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Calgary offices of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. We were also joined remotely by members and executives in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa. We had a record number of attendees and many were joining us for the very first time. It was a great opportunity for FACL Western to reflect on a very successful year, and discuss upcoming events.

Jessie Gill was elected as the new president of FACL Western, and Steven Ngo has now officially stepped into the role of the Immediate Past President. Akash Bir was also voted in as the President-Elect, forming our three person executive team. The three person executive system ensures a smooth transition and efficient succession planning for our organization. As such, Steven Ngo will continue to play a key role with FACL Western, providing advice and guidance to the new president and the executive team. 

We also elected a new slate of incumbent and new directors:


JESSIE GILL | Carscallen LLP | Bio

DAVID TAM | Parlee McLaws LLP | Bio

RON LO | FGL Sports / Mark's | Bio

DOUGLAS LEE | Akram Attia Law Group | Bio

GEORGE WONG | Dentons Canada LLP | Bio

AKASH BIR | The Counsel Network | Bio

STEVEN NGO | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Bio

JASON PAW | MLT Aikins LLP | Bio

JULIE KIM | Shim Law LLP | Bio



Student Directors

YULIN SHIH | University of Calgary | Bio

JOSHUA MAMDANI | University of Calgary | Bio

YANG (YOUNG) WANG | University of Alberta | Bio

KRYSTIN WANG | University of Saskatchewan | Bio


We want to recognize Carina Chiu, Geeth Makepeace and Stefanie Wong for their dedication and service to FACL Western as they retire from their respective director positions. 

We have another amazing term planned ahead of us with a student chapter slated to launch at the College of Law - University of Saskatchewan in September and some new professional development initiatives coming up.

Thank you for your continued interest and support, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!


If you're interested in getting involved with FACL Western, please reach out to info@faclwestern.com.