Hennick Medal for Career Achievement

The Hennick Medal for Career Achievement is awarded to a business and law graduate who has earned international recognition within the business and legal communities.  Meet our distinguished recipients:

James O'Sullivan - 2018 

James O’Sullivan, LLB/MBA’90 is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business.  He also holds a specialized Honours BA’86 degree in Mathematics from York  University.

James has been with Scotiabank since 1990, and has held senior leadership roles in Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance, Asset Management and Global Wealth  Management, Canadian Banking, and most recently, Strategic Advisor to the President and CEO.

James holds a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from York University, a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors at Humber River Hospital and current board member of Soulpepper, Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre company.  James and his wife, Lucie, have two sons.

“Skills You Don’t Learn in Law School” Lunch with James O’Sullivan  (October 25, 2019)

“What’s Next in Your Career?” MBA/JD Lunch with James O’Sullivan, Mickey Cohen & Ed Waitzer  (January 15, 2020)

Medal Awarding Ceremony at Climate Resilience: The 23rd Annual Business and Law Conference (February 7, 2020)

Rob Wildeboer - 2017 

Rob Wildeboer LLB/MBA ’85 is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business.  Today he is executive Chair and co-founder of Martinrea International Inc.   In his position at Martinrea International Inc., a global auto parts supplier specializing in automotive fluid systems and metal forming products, Wildeboer oversees 15,000 employees at 44 divisions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe and China.  He is also a founding partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP. He now serves as counsel to the firm.  Prior to founding Wildeboer Dellelce in 1993, he was a lawyer with Stikeman Elliott LLP, an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and a regulator with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Wildeboer is a director of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Counsel; a present and past adviser to the governments of Canada and Ontario on a variety of economic, trade, investment, industry, manufacturing and automotive mandates; past Chair of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and Chair of Cardus, both leading Canadian think tanks; and a director or adviser of numerous charitable organizations. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada.  In addition to his LLB from Osgoode and MBA from Schulich, he holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph and an LLM from Harvard University.  Read more…

Carol Hansell - 2016 

Carol Hansell graduated from the LLB/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in 1986. Ms. Hansell has served on boards of organizations across a variety of sectors – public companies, Crown corporations, financial institutions, healthcare, not-for-profit and arts organizations.  In addition to her board service, Carol has been involved in governance education and thought leadership throughout her career.  She is the Chair of Ontario’s Business Law Advisory Council and served as the only non-American Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association.  She is currently the senior partner of Hansell LLP, an independent firm dedicated to advising boards, management teams, institutional shareholders and regulators in connection with legal and governance challenges.  She is also a principal at Hansell McLaughlin Advisory.  Read more…  

Sergio Marchionne - 2015

The late Sergio Marchionne was a graduate from the LLB program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983 and with an MBA from the University of Windsor in 1985.  He began his professional career in Canada holding positions with companies such as Deloitte & Touche, Lawson Group, Glenex Industries, and Acklands LTD. which then led him to international positions and board appointments alike.  Before his passing on July 25, 2018 at the age of 66 he had just stepped down from his long held positions as Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A.


Marianne Harris - 2014 

Marianne Harris graduated from the JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in 1983. Ms. Harris has extensive corporate and investment banking experience gained from over 29 years of advisory work in the United States and Canada, including her leadership roles at Merill Lynch Canada and RBC Capital Markets. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Read more …


Greg Sorbara - 2013 

Greg Sorbara graduated from the LLB program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1981. Mr. Sorbara served in the Ontario legislature for 21 years as a Liberal MPP and held a series of senior posts in previous Liberal governments, including Minister of Colleges and Universities and Minister of Finance. He also served as the Ontario Liberal Party’s campaign chair for three successful elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011. Mr. Sorbara is currently a Principal with The Sorbara Group.  In 2017, he was re-appointed Chancellor of York University.  Read more…


Moya Greene - 2012 

Dame Moya Greene graduated from the LLB program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1978. Ms. Greene has held several executive positions with public and private organizations, including the Department of Labour, the Privy Council Office, TD Securities Inc., and Bombardier Inc. In her most recent role, she served as the CEO of Royal Mail Group in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2018.  Also in 2018 she received an Honorary Degree from York University at the Fall Convocation, read more here.


Tye Burt - 2011 

Tye Burt graduated from the LLB program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983.  Mr. Burt’s career has focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions with a focus on global mining.  Most recently, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation.  Prior to joining Kinross, he served as Vice-Chairman and Executive Director of Corporate Development at Barrick Gold Corporation.


Kathleen Taylor - 2010 

Kathleen Taylor graduated from the JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in 1984. She practiced in the Corporate Securities and Competition Law group at Goodmans LLP.  Most recently, she served as the President and Chief Operating Officer at the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  Today she is the Chairwoman of the Royal Bank of Canada, Canada’s largest company by market value, as well as a director of Canada’s largest institutional money manager, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.  In April 2017, she was named one of  the 50 most powerful people in Canadian business [The Globe and Mail].