Schulich Alumna Awarded Hennick Medal for Career Achievement

Carol Hansell (MBA/LLB ‘86) Founder of Hansell LLP and Hansell McLaughlin LLP
Carol Hansell (MBA/LLB ‘86)

Schulich Alumna Awarded Hennick Medal for Career Achievement

One of Canada’s foremost experts in corporate governance, Carol Hansell (MBA/LLB ‘86) was awarded the Hennick Medal for Career Achievement by the Hennick Centre for Business and Law.

“It is a uniquely touching honour to be recognized by my alma mater with an award specifically recognizing career achievement,” said Hansell, founder of Hansell LLP and Hansell McLaughlin LLP. “The education I received enabled me to make the contribution I made to the legal and business community. This medal is affirmation of York’s academic excellence.”

“She is a pioneer in governance education and thought leadership grounded in practical experience,” said Edward J. Waitzer, Director of the Hennick Centre and holder of the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance at Schulich and Osgoode Hall Law School. “In a career spanning more than 25 years, she has done so much – from leading transactions to advising boards, management teams, institutional shareholders and regulators in connection with legal and governance challenges, to shaping public policy. She has also given back to the community, as a board member, mentor and force of nature.”

The Hennick Medal is awarded annually to a distinguished graduate who has earned international recognition in the business and legal communities.

Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth introduced Hansell at the reception. “Carol is not only one of our most accomplished graduates,” said Dean Horváth, “she is also a lifelong friend of Schulich, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the recipient of a Schulich Alumni Achievement Award in 2005 for Outstanding Public Contribution.”

The event was dedicated to the memory of Dr. James Gillies, founding dean of Schulich. Dean Horváth noted that Carol was a former student of Dr. Gillies, a person “considered by many to be the father of the modern-day corporate governance movement in Canada.”