Hubert Lai, Q.C.

University Counsel

Phone: (604) 822-0687

Hubert obtained his law degree from Queen’s University. He articled in Vancouver with the intellectual property law firm of Barrigar & Oyen (now known as Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP), and practised law with the national firm of Fraser & Beatty (now known as Dentons Canada LLP).

Hubert was appointed as UBC’s University Counsel in 2001. At the time, he was the youngest person to have ever served in such a capacity at a major Canadian university. As well, from 2006 to 2007, he simultaneously served as the University’s Associate Vice President, Government Relations. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the University Executive. In 2012, he was appointed as Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Hubert is involved in a number of organizations, both related and unrelated to the University. He is a founding director of entrepeneurship@UBC Management Inc. and entrepreneurship@UBC Ventures (VCC) Inc. He also serves as a director and officer of UBC Research Enterprises Inc., as a director and member of the Management Committee of the Hong Kong Foundation for UBC Ltd., and as a director of Asia Pacific Regional Office Ltd. He has previously served as a member of the British Columbia Advisory Council convened to advise the federal Secretary of State for Western Economic Diversification, as a director and a member of the LIST Foundation, as a founding officer of Inc., as a founding director and officer of Paragon Testing Enterprises Inc., as an officer of the Cedar Lodge Society, and as the President of the Vancouver Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association.