Mi­randa Lam

LAWYER, AND CHAIR, VAN­COU­VER FOUN­DA­TION

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste -

NEW As a ju­nior part­ner at Mccarthy Té­trault in Van­cou­ver, Mi­randa Lam is one of the city’s top busi­ness lit­i­ga­tors, and now the chair of the largest com­mu­nity foun­da­tion in Canada, the Van­cou­ver Foun­da­tion (which has more than $1 bil­lion in as­sets). When she took over ear­lier this year, not only was she the ‘rst vis­i­ble mi­nor­ity to hold the po­si­tion in Van­cou­ver Foun­da­tion his­tory but also the ‘rst woman. In an in­ter­view with Lex­pert, Lam ex­plained that the foun­da­tion hunts down un­pop­u­lar projects and prob­lems that seem in­tractable and un­solv­able, prob­lems that un­der­pin so­ci­ety as a whole, and tries to un­cover new ways of ‘xing them. “The work re­ally moves me,” said Lam.

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