CIArb Canada Executive

The management of CIArb Canada is vested in the Branch Executive.

CIArb Canada is currently managed by the 2018/2019 Branch Executive, which was duly elected at the AGM on April 30, 2018.

The members of the Branch Executive come from the four principal membership areas of CIArb Canada: British Columbia (BC), Alberta (AB), Ontario (ON) and Quebec (QC).

The Patron of the CIArb Canada Branch is The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of Canada.



The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., C.C., CStJ, FCIArb

Former Chief Justice of Canada

Meet the Team

This team will oversee all Branch activities for the 2018/2019 year.

Following the tradition initiated by the Toronto Chapter, the host venue for the Branch’s Annual General Meeting will rotate among the various membership centres or Chapters.

Dr. Paul Tichauer (ON)


Sabri Shawa, QC (AB)

Vice-Chair, Events

Joe McArthur (BC)

Vice-Chair, Membership

Julie Hopkins (AB)

Hon Secretary

Daniel Urbas (QC)

Hon Treasurer

William L. Neville (ON)

Director at Large

The Hon. Pierre Dalphond (QC)

Director at Large

Scott Fairley (ON)

Director at Large

Jacques S. Darche (QC)

Director at Large

Prof. Janet Walker (ON)

Director at Large

Joel Richler (ON)

Director at Large

Arif Ghaffur (ON)

Director at Large

Izak C. Rosenfeld (ON)

Director at Large