HONOURS AND AWARDS
"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.
Canadian Who's Who, 2010 – to present.
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.