The Executive 2021-2022

Joost BlomPrincipal 2021-2022 and Co-Chair Benefits Committee (2019-2022)

Joost Blom joined the Allard School of Law in 1972, served as Associate Dean 1982-85, and as Dean 1997-2003. His teaching subjects were Contracts, Torts, Conflict of Laws, and Intellectual Property. He became Professor Emeritus in 2017. He continues to teach at the law school part-time. He received the Faculty of Law Teaching Excellence Award 2005. He has been a Visiting Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School 1981, Part-time Lecturer at the University of Victoria 1979-81, Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Trier (Germany) 1996, and Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne 2006. Joost's research and writing have been concentrated in the areas of Contracts and Torts, focusing on the relationship between them; and in Conflict of Laws (Private International Law).

Joost served as President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers 1983-84. He was elected by the lawyers in Vancouver District as a bencher of the Law Society of BC for four terms 2004-11 and became a Life Bencher as of 2012. He is currently Chair of the Mackenzie King Scholarship Board of Trustees (since 1986) and a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He has also been Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UBC Faculty Pension Plan 2004-20. He was awarded the designation of Queen's Counsel (for B.C.) in 1985.

Anne Junker, Vice-Principal 2021-2022

Anne Junker is an Associate Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics.  She earned her medical degree at the University of Calgary, undertook her training in pediatrics at UBC/BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and completed her pediatric immunology subspecialty training at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1983, she began her career at UBC/BCCH as an Assistant Professor and over the next 35+ years, held a variety of roles in addition to her clinical practice: Department of Pediatrics Resident Training Program Director (1984-89); Senior Director for Medical Specialties at BCCH (1995-2010); Director for Clinical Research, BCCH Research Institute (2001-12); and Associate Head for Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics (2012-19).

During her term at the BCCH Research Institute she established the Clinical Research Support Unit and the Children & Women’s site Research Ethics Board and held a major role as Chair of the Quality Committee (2010-2016) in the development of the BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, now Clinical Trials BC, which now forms a part of the BC Academic Health Sciences Network.

In this last decade, she served as the Scientific Director of the national Maternal Infant Child & Youth Research Network which links the 3 largest maternal and all 17 pediatric academic health centers in Canada. She held a significant role in representing the child & maternal health research community at CIHR and Health Canada; in representing Canada internationally; and bringing experience to invited international working groups of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health on research ethics and data management.

Graeme Wynn, Past Principal 2021-2022

Graeme Wynn is Professor Emeritus of Geography. Born and raised into his early teens in South Africa, Graeme entered graduate school in Toronto by a circuitous and serendipitous route that included time in a naval training college, a year at a newly-established comprehensive school in England, and an undergraduate education in the University of Sheffield. Trained as an historical geographer, he has had a career-long fascination with and involvement in environmental history. Rooted in these two disciplines and engaged with the environmental sciences, his research is interdisciplinary, and its foci have broadened over time from eastern Canada to New Zealand, and (to a lesser degree) Australia. He has contributed broadly to Canadian Studies. He taught at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in the mid-1970s before relocating to the University of British Columbia in January 1976. At UBC he was variously Associate Dean of Arts, Head of Geography, holder of the Brenda and David McLean Chair Professorship in Canadian Studies and a long-term member of the UBC Press Publications Board, which he chaired between 2009 and 2016. He also served as editor of BC Studies for eight years before his retirement in 2016. Elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2008, he is the current President of the American Society for Environmental History.