August 23, 2018
The Allard School of Law at UBC is very pleased to announce a gift of $500,000 from alumnus Tookie Angus and his wife Helen to establish a new faculty position in the area of law and corporate social responsibility. This funding will be matched by investment income generated from the Allard Faculty Recruitment and Retention endowment.
“I am grateful for the excellent legal education I received at law school which has served me well in my career in the mining industry,” said Angus. “Corporate social responsibility is a priority for the mining industry and I’m excited to think about the innovative research the professorship holder will generate and about the students who will learn from someone knowledgeable in this important area.”
In 1973, Mr. Angus graduated from the Law School at UBC and was called to the B.C. Bar in 1974. He carried on a global mining practice until 2003 when he retired from the Law Society of B.C. For more than 40 years, Mr. Angus has focused on the structuring and financing of significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. Mr. Angus is the former chairman of the board of B.C. Sugar Refinery Ltd., he was a director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a director of Canico Resources Corp. until its takeover by Companhia Vale do Rio (CVRD) in 2005, and a director of Bema Gold Corporation until its takeover by Kinross Gold Corporation in 2007. More recently, he was managing director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial, a director of Ventana Gold Corp. until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition Inc. in 2011, and a director of Plutonic Power Corporation until its merger with Magma Energy Corp in 2011. He was until recently chairman of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He is currently chairman of K92 Mining Inc., Kenadyr Mining (Holdings) Corp. and San Marco Resources Inc., and an Advisory Board member of several other companies.
“The Allard School of Law thanks Helen and Tookie for their very generous gift which will expand the number of faculty members working with our Centre for Business Law and Centre for Law and the Environment,” said Dean Catherine Dauvergne. “This translates to enhanced educational opportunities for students and increased business law scholarship which is truly exciting.”
In 2011, Helen and Tookie donated $500,000 to the law school’s building campaign. We thank them both for their continued commitment and support of the Allard School of Law at UBC.