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Biography

Mason Loh is a corporate and commercial lawyer and Queen's Counsel who has taught as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.

Mason served as Chairman of one of the largest social service agencies and community organizations in Canada, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.   Numerous outstanding boards in the community have invited him to lend them his leadership talents by serving as a board member. Some of these include the Law Courts Education Society, the Laurier Institution, Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (B.C. Region), United Way of the Lower Mainland, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Club. Also, Mason is an honorary advisor to many business, community and charity organizations. He is currently serving on the Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Committee, and is now the Vice President of AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies & Service Agencies of BC). He is the Chair of OMNI Television 10's Community Advisory Board.

Mason, between 1997 and 2005, was the chair of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of B.C., the professional regulatory body created by the Provincial Government and previously known as the College of Acupuncturists of B.C. During that time, under Mason’s leadership, the profession was successfully brought together into the College. Bylaws were drafted that made it possible for the regulation of the profession and for the implementation of these regulations. For the fist time, acupuncturists and traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and doctors could be properly registered in British Columbia.  Under Mason’s vision and leadership, the province is the first region in North America to recognize and regulate traditional Chinese medicine.  In recognition of his years of tremendous contribution to the profession and the public, Mason was bestowed the Honorary Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine by the College in 2006.

Mason was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998. He was the recipient of the Volunteer Vancouver Award for Leadership in 2000 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service in 2002.

Mason has served the community for 30 years. He speaks for the people for a wide spectrum of background, and the causes he has promoted or fought for can be categorized as follows: