Congratulations to the 2020 Recipient of the Ernie Alexander, Q.C. Memorial Scholarship

Niklas Botte

We are proud to announce that Niklas Botte is our 2020 Ernie Alexander, Q.C. Memorial Scholarship recipient!


Niklas is in the final stages of his studies at the BCIT School of Transportation (Airline and Flight Operations Program). He received his Commercial Pilot Licence in December 2020 and has successfully passed his Multi-Engine flight test. He is in the process of working on his instrument rating, which will bring him to the completion of his program. Niklas wants to become a flight instructor and hopes that he can give back to the industry in this way. We are delighted that Niklas will be sharing his joy of flying with others and inspiring future pilots.

Because the British Columbia Aviation Council Silver Wing Banquet was cancelled in 2020, we were not able to celebrate Niklas’ achievement in person. Instead, our Aviation Practice Group met and congratulated Niklas by video conference. We are pleased to honour such a deserving recipient, and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.

In memory of Ernie Alexander, QC, we are delighted to award an annual $2,000 scholarship in his name. This scholarship is presented to an aviation or aerospace student who demonstrates achievement in his or her community and excels academically.

Learn more about how to apply for the Ernie Alexander, Q.C. Scholarship. 

About Our Aviation Group

One of the core strengths of the firm is our Aviation Practice. We maintain one of the largest and most comprehensive aviation law practices in Canada and have been consistently identified as one of Canada’s top firms for aviation. Our lawyers are also consistently recognized as leaders in their fields.

Our worldwide client base includes domestic and international airlines, fixed and rotary wing charter operators, aircraft manufacturers, airport authorities, maintenance facilities, flight schools and the insurers for each of these organizations. Our multi-jurisdictional teams of lawyers are committed to providing superior legal advice in a cost-effective and cohesive manner across the country. Our lawyers are qualified to practice in different provinces and regularly appear in the courts of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon.

For more information, please contact a member of our Aviation Group.

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