Patricia Kendall


BA, LLB (Bachelor of Laws)

Adjunct Professor

Patricia Kendall retired on January 1, 2015 after working more than 26 years as a lawyer at Young Anderson, a Vancouver-based municipal law firm. Her years of work at the law firm involved representing and advising British Columbia local governments on a broad range of municipal matters, from land development and planning issues to municipal finances and elections.

Between February 2007 and February 2015, she was a guest speaker for a 6-hour portion of the PLAN 506 course at SCARP. During her years as a municipal lawyer, Kendall presented legal seminars at many courses and conferences, including the following:

  • Annual conferences of GFOA Government Finance Officers Association of BC;
  • Local Government Management Association of British Columbia annual conferences;
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia courses;
  • Capilano College, Local Government Administration Professional Certificate Program courses;
  • Continuing Legal Education Society courses;
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association conference (2011);
  • UBC School of Community and Regional Planning seminars (1995, 2004).

She has participated in numerous City of Vancouver civic activities, including:

  • Neighbourhood Advisory Committee on public art installation at Cartier Park, 37th Avenue and Prince Edward Street
    Presentation to City Council re development permit application at 41st Avenue and Main Street
  • Citizen Advisory group on Mountainview Cemetery, 1998-2000, with presentation to Council on behalf of the group in 2000

Kendall has many personal interests - she takes dance classes, works out in her home gym, leads walking groups, tutors school children, and walks her neighbour's dog. However, her primary interest is animal advocacy. In 2019 she rallied the public to try to persuade Vancouver City Council to rezone the new St. Paul's Hospital such that animal experimentation would not be a permitted land use ( and nowadays is working on a number of animal projects, including a blog (

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