Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award Recipients

The Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award is awarded to the author of the best article written in the preceding year.

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Douglas J. Sherbaniuk was the director of the Canadian Tax Foundation from 1969 to 1994. Doug ensured that the Foundation distinguished itself through the well-written, insightful articles published in the Canadian Tax Journal, the annual Conference Report, and other special publications. His legacy is recognized in the award that bears his name and is granted annually to the author(s) of the best paper published by the Foundation in the preceding year.

On behalf of the Board of Governors, Prizes and Awards subcommittee, we are pleased to announce the 2022 winners. Grace Chow FCPA, FCA, TEP and Henry Shew, CPA, LLM, CA, TEP, CPA (WS), MACC, are the 2022 recipients of the Sherbaniuk Award. The paper that they coauthored, “Statute-Barred Date: why isn’t there always one?” was published in the Canadian tax journal volume 69, number 3. The paper was selected by a committee of experienced tax professionals.

Grace Chao is a founding partner of Cadesky and Associates LLP, based in Toronto. She has specialized she specialized in the Canadian international tax and with a concentration of estate planning and trusts (both Canadian an international) for over 20 years. She is an author of many professional papers and co-author of the books “Taxation of Trusts and Estates, A Practitioners Guide” and Taxation at Death, A Practitioner’s Guide” as well as co-editor of Chapter 5, Tax Returns of “Estate Administration: A Solicitor’s Handbook”. Grace is a former governor the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Henry Shew is the Managing Director of Tax and Senior Client Advisor at Our Family Office Inc. Henry is highly detailed and experienced and relies on a variety of tools to create and implement customized tax strategies to meet the objectives of the family. Henry’s tax experience also extends to international countries, often advising families with cross-border issues. As the Senior Client Advisor, Henry manages the relationship with families and ensures the family wealth is preserved and grown for generations to come while meeting the family’s core.

Congratulations to these talented tax professionals. Thank you very much for your generous contributions.

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