Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Professor Anita Anand, J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate GovernanceProf. Anita Anand, who holds the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance, has been awarded the Yvan Allaire Medal by the Royal Society of Canada.

The Yvan Allaire Medal is awarded for an outstanding contribution in the governance of private and public organisations. The Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organisations in partnership with the RSC established the Yvan Allaire medal to promote healthy governance practices in public and private organizations of all sizes.

The citation for the award states:

"Anita Anand, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, is one of the world’s leading scholars of corporate governance. Professor Anand’s foundational research has significantly altered global thinking about best practices for boards of directors, including the importance of diversity on boards. She has identified gaps in the law that undermine investors’ interests and has proposed effective solutions to ensure that their rights are protected. As the author of multiple groundbreaking publications relating to governance, she is a worthy recipient of this medal."

Many of this year's Award Winners will be celebrated during the Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises established leaders across the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences as well as emerging leaders in The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The object of the RSC is to serve Canada and the world by recognizing Canada’s leading scientists, scholars, and artists, and mobilizing them in open discussion to advance knowledge and understanding of critical issues with a view toward contributing to a better future.