Honours & Awards

Canadian Who’s Who, 2010 – present.

On December 16, 2022, awarded with the School of Administrative Studies Recognition for Excellence in Research for 2021/2022.

Mention in Class Notes UC (University College) Magazine Spring 2022 on being initiated as an Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).

Selected as a 2021 York University Research Award Winner for being named an Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), April 19, 2022.

Awarded Modern Governance 100 by Diligent Corporation, 15 September 2021.
The Modern Governance 100 is “a community of the world’s top governance, IT, risk, audit and compliance professionals. These individuals are driving their organizations toward greater diversity, sustainable practices, digital transformation and sharper insights for company leadership.”

Awarded Academic Fellow by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, August 2021.
(The title of Academic Fellow is intended to be a mark of distinction that recognises academic practitioners globally who have contributed to the study and teaching of management consultancy.) See story here and press release here.

Elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario, 6 September 2020.
(The title of Fellow is intended to formally recognize CMCs in good standing who have rendered exceptional service to the profession or whose achievements in their careers or in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession.) See a story here.

Provided the MES-Richard Leblanc Scholarship, 2019. See here.

Joyce Borden-Reed Distinguished Contribution Award, Governance Professionals of Canada, August 22, 2017.

School of Administrative Studies Recognition for Excellence in Research for 2015-2016.

Best original article (“Executive Compensation is Broken”) submitted and published in the Corporate Governance Quarterly (CGQ) for the 2015 calendar year on the topic of governance.

“Sabbatical Fellowship Award,” “Building High Performance Boards,” York University Faculty Association, 20 March 2014.

“Outstanding Service Award presented to Dr. Richard W. Leblanc for his leadership & service as Editor of International Journal of Disclosure & Governance,” March 27, 2013.

Named a member of the judging panel for the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries’ Excellence in Governance Awards / Prix d’excellence en gouvernance, December 2012 – present.

Received an overall instructor effectiveness score of 4.7 – 4.9 out of 5 from Harvard University students for teaching Corporate Governance, 2012 – present.

York University Faculty Association Fellowship: Teaching-Learning Development Grant for “New Pedagogies Post Financial Crisis: Critical Reflection, Participant Centred Learning, and the Case Method,” January 18, 2012.

Named among “2011 NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Directorship 100: People to Watch

Teaching Award recipient from the OCUFA – Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations(representing 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians across Ontario) – in recognition of outstanding contribution to university teaching, 2011. See press release here, PDF citation here and picture here.

Spring 2010 LA&PS Course Release Program Award.

York University Faculty Association, Merit Award, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, assessed by Faculty-wide Advisory Committee, on the basis of teaching, research/scholarship and service.

“Theory and Practice Award,” 2006, School of Administrative Studies (“SAS”), Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University, recognizing a significant contribution by an SAS faculty member on the academic and practical significance of one piece of work and the extent to which it helps to bridge management theory and practice, for Leblanc, Richard, and Gillies, James, Inside the Boardroom: How Boards Really Work and the Coming Revolution in Corporate Governance (Toronto: Wiley, 2005).

First Annual Emerald Publishing / European Foundation for Management Development Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, “Highly Commended” (Runner up), Management and Governance Category, June 2005.

Winner of the “Top 40 Under 40 Award”™ in 2004, recognized as one of 40 people under 40 years of age chosen from across Canada based on accomplishments indicating vision, leadership, innovation and achievement.

Udayan Rege Best Dissertation Award, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, June 6, 2004.

York University Teaching Award, First Place Winner, inaugural Seymour Schulich BBA Award for Teaching Excellence, York University, as selected by students, 1998.

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