June 4, 2021

Last Updated

September 27, 2023


The Muttart Foundation, University of Victoria, Versus Law Corporation

Practice Area

Intersections and Innovations

Kathryn Chan, University of Victoria

Dr. Kathryn Chan is an associate professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, where she teaches and researches in the areas of nonprofit law, public law, and law and religion. She previously practised law at a boutique charity law firm in Vancouver and completed her doctoral research on comparative charity regulation at the University of Oxford as a Trudeau Foundation and SSHRC-funded scholar. Her first book, The Public-Private Nature of Charity Law, was published by Hart Bloomsbury in 2016.

Josh Vander Vies, Versus Law Corporation

Josh Vander Vies is a Vancouver lawyer focused on creating and defending Canadian not-for-profit organizations, charitable status, and charitable gifts. A retired Paralympian, his research and practice at Versus Law Corporation engages how best to protect the integrity of international sport. In Canada, Josh is interested in how factors such as the law, principles of business governance, and practical realities can advance initiatives that are not-for-profit.