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Richard C. Powers

Richard Powers

    Richard C. Powers

    Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

    Degrees: LLB, Queen's University
    MBA, Queen's University
    BPHE, Queen's University
    BA, Queen's University

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    Bio

    Richard Powers is the National Academic Director, Directors Education Program and Governance Essentials Program. Rick recently completed a 5-year term as the Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Rotman MBA and Master of Finance Programs. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, Rick’s areas of expertise include corporate governance, ethics, business and corporate law and sports marketing. He also teaches in Rotman’s Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs. He is a director of several not-for-profit organizations and frequently comments on legal and governance issues in various media across Canada.

    Academic Positions

    2005-2008  Assistant Dean and Executive Director, MBA Programs; Rotman School of Management
    2004-2009  Academic Director, Directors Education Program, Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program; Rotman School
    1992-present  Senior Lecturer; Rotman School of Management
    2000-2005  Vice Chair, Department of Mgmt.; UofT at Scarborough
    1994-2005  Lecturer; York University
    1979-1986  Adjunct Professor; Queen's University

    Non-Academic Positions

    1990-1991  Corporate Counsel; Honda Canada Inc.
    1986-1990  Lawyer; Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stephenson and Mayer (now Gowlings)

    Honors and Awards

    2000-2005  Teaching Excellence Awards; Rotman School of Management
    1999  Teaching Award; UofT at Scarborough
      Alumni Service Award; Queen's University
      Rector of Queen's University
      Tricolour Award; Queen's University

    Other Info

    After receiving his MBA and LLB from Queen's University, Rick worked as a corporate lawyer for Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson and Mayer (now Gowlings). He later served as Corporate Counsel for Honda Canada Inc., before joining The University of Toronto in 1992. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, Rick's areas of expertise include corporate governance, ethics, business and corporate law and sports marketing. Rick is an Academic Director of The Directors Education Program and the Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program (in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors' ICD). He also teaches in Rotman's Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs. In the past he has been extensively involved in both the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Administration programs at The University of Toronto. Rick is currently completing his doctoral studies in Higher Education at The University of Toronto. He is a director of several not-for-profit organizations and frequently comments on legal and governance issues in various media across Canada. Rick currently sits on the following Boards; The CIS eLearning Consortium (Chair of Governance Comm.) Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (Chair of Audit Comm.) Commonwealth Games Canada (Treasurer) Rugby Canada (Vice-Chair) St. Clement's School – Board of Governors Queen's Alumni Review Editorial Board  

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