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SPEAKER SERIES: Double billing – human rights lawyer and Scotiabank’s Asia Director

January 26, 2015

Pankaj Mehra, Director, India, South Asia and Philippine Markets, Scotiabank

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 6:45 p.m.

OMNI Television, 33 Dundas Street East OMNI/City Building, Victoria & Dundas just east of Yonge-Dundas Square, (Dundas Subway Station), Entrance faces Victoria Street

Pat Case…

Patrick Case, Chair, Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Patrick Case, Chair, Human Rights Legal Support Centre was appointed as Chair of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre in October, 2010. He currently teaches in the department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. He teaches human rights and Charter related courses and is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Case is also a member of the board of Facing History and Ourselves, an organization that helps educators worldwide link the past to moral choices today. From 2006 to 2010 Mr. Case held an appointment as a Commissioner at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. He has been a trade unionist, a school trustee and a practitioner whose chief focus was serving women who were victims of male violence. Mr. Case has served as a staff lawyer in the Family Law Division at Parkdale Community Legal Services.  He is the past Chair of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, which was created as a part of the federal government’s redress agreement with Japanese Canadians and has been a Co-Chair of the Equality Rights Panel of the Court Challenges Program of Canada.  Appointed October 20, 2010 to October 19, 2015.

Pankaj Mehra…

Pankaj Mehra, Director South Asia & Philippine Markets, Scotiabank

…is the Director, India, South Asia and Philippine Markets at Scotiabank. In his current  Pankaj Mehra, Director South Asia & Philippine Markets, Scotiabank[/caption] role, Pankaj is actively engaged in assisting newcomers to Canada through Scotiabank’s StartRight Program, a program designed specifically for newcomers to make settling in Canada easier. Pankaj is also engaged in building trade linkages in the India-Canada corridor to promote “Canada Inc.” through regular dialogue with various Chambers of Commerce and Associations for Commerce and Industry. He is also working with several leading Canadian educational institutions to assist their students with their transition as they arrive in Canada. A Mechanical Engineer from Delhi University, Pankaj commenced his banking career with Standard Chartered Bank in India. He subsequently worked in England and the Middle East prior to arriving in Canada in 1996 and joining Scotiabank in 1997. Outside of the Bank, Pankaj is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a former (2009 – 2011) Director, Trade & SME at the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, and an active volunteer for several organizations. Married, with two children, Pankaj enjoys golf and the very wide range of Indian music.