University & Community Service

University Service

Hire Committee Member, Governance, Law and Accountability, School of Administrative Studies, 2019, resulting in two tenure stream hires.

Director, Master in Financial Accountability Program, York University, December 2015 – Present.

Course Coordinator (Corporate Governance and Law), School of Administrative Studies, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, July 2013 – present.

Bankes, John F. and Leblanc, Richard, “York University: Selection of a Chair, Board of Governors,” paper submitted (January 2012).

Public Lecture, York University, Trends and Issue in Corporate Governance After the Global Financial Crisis, October 12, 2010.

Steward, York University Faculty Association (YUFA) representing School of Administrative Studies, March – June, 2010.

Member, York University Faculty Association (YUFA) Bargaining Team, 2009.

Senator, (elected by Atkinson), York University, 2007 – 2010.

Member, Senate Appeals Committee, York University, 2007 – 2010.

Area Coordinator (Corporate Governance, Law and Ethics) and Member, Co-ordinators and Curriculum Committee, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, January 2005 – July 2009.

Member, Teaching Award Winners’ Committee, York University, circa 2008 – 2009.

Member, Awards Committee, School of Administrative Studies, 2007-2009.

Member, File Preparation Committee, for T & P candidate, 2006-2007.

Course Coordinator: “Business Administration and the Law,” BBA Program, Schulich School of Business, York University, 2000-2001, 2002-2003.

Community Service

Member, Women in Business Steering Committee, Removing Barriers Preventing Women from Attaining Top Leadership Positions, June 7, 2016 – June, 2017. See link here.

Leblanc, Richard, commentary and editing in response to Draft Proxy Access Policy, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, dated September 18, 2014, September 29, 2014.

Asked to assist the National Association of Corporate Directors in a social media pod at their annual Board Leadership Conference, October 11-13, 2013, and Oct 12-14, 2014, to expose directors in a more in-depth and hands on way to social media.

Leblanc, Richard, comment in response to “OSC Staff Consultation Paper 58401Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women On Boards And In Senior Management,” Ontario Securities Commission (October 4, 2013). See commentary here.

Reviewed “OSC Staff Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets” for the Ontario Securities Commission (Lisa Enright) and provided oral feedback, October 22, 2012.

Leblanc, Richard, comment in response to “Potential Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firms: CSA Consultation Paper 25-401,” (August 24, 2012). See commentary here.

Research Fellow and Advisory Board MemberInstitute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, May 2012 – present.

Public policy reform, including advising banking and securities regulators on corporate governance issues and best practices, ranging from comprehensive reports, speaking to confidential groupings of regulators, editing proposed legislation, and creating and editing frameworks and documents for the assessment of regualtee boards; work has been used and/or cited by the following regulators: CICCSAFSCOIndustry CanadaOSFIOSCSEC and the Senate of Canada.

Public commentary submissions: EU proposals (led group of eight, 2011); Remuneration Consultants Group (2011); Canadian Senate (2010), Canadian Securities Administrators (2009), NASDAQ (2009), SEC (2009), Financial Reporting Council (UK), 2009.

International governance community service includes direct collaboration with stakeholders (scholars, regulators and industry associations) in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, promoting mutual understanding, the Canadian experience and examples, and communication between stakeholders of international best practices.

Probono service to not-for-profit organization boards overseeing beneficiaries such as children, patients and students.

Leblanc, Richard, provided governance and accountability adjudicatory expertise as a committee team member to a large federal government project assessment, 20-21 November 2011.

Leblanc, Richard, comment in response to “Consultation on the Code of Conduct,” Remuneration Consultants Group Limited (July 23, 2010).

Leblanc, Richard, et al., working group submission (Canada), EUROPEAN COMMISSION Green Paper: The EU corporate governance framework, (July 22, 2011). Click here for the submission.

Leblanc, Richard, witness before Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce to consider Bill S-206, An act to establish gender parity on the board of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations, Ottawa, Ontario (December 9, 2010).

Leblanc, Richard, comment in response to “Improving Board Effectiveness,” Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (August 9, 2010).

Leblanc, Richard, submission in response to “NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council About Corporate Governance ‘Best Practices’” (October 21, 2009).

Leblanc, Richard, submission in response to “Securities and Exchange Commission Request for Comment – File No. S7-13-09 Proxy Disclosure and Solicitation Enhancements” (July 2009). Click here for more information.

Leblanc, Richard, commentary in response to “Financial Reporting Council Review of the Effectiveness of the Combined Code Call for Evidence” (June 21, 2009, and October 14, 2009).

Leblanc, Richard, submission in response to “Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comments on Revised Corporate Governance and Audit Committee Regimes” (April 2009). Click here for more information.

Public dissemination of research, in capacity as an academic at the University, to broader communities and professions has including law, accounting, governmental, not for profit and the private sectors, 2003-present, within Canada and abroad.

“Enhancing the Effectiveness of Your Board: A Special Evening With Richard Leblanc,” Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies, York University, 8 March 2006.  See

Advisor to University of Ontario Institute of Technology (public sector university) on undergraduate business program and preparing for the 2003 double cohort.

Advisor on a national director education program, based on a director education study for the Institute for Corporate Directors (Canada), May 2002.

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