Osgoode Hall Law School interim dean receives award of merit

The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation has awarded its 2009 Award of Merit to Jinyan Li, interim dean of Osgoode Hall Law School. The award recognizes distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding achievements in their fields.

A special plaque and a cheque for $1,000 will be presented to Li at the FCCP (Ontario) annual conference on Sunday, Oct. 25, at La Rosa Grand Hall in Markham.

Right: Jinyan Li

A member of the Osgoode faculty since 1999, Li was appointed interim dean of Osgoode on July 1. The recipient of an Osgoode Teaching Award in 2004, Li serves as chair of the law school’s Upper-Year Curriculum Reform Working Group and has also served as chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee and the Equality Committee. Li’s research interests include taxation law and policy, electronic commerce, social security law, pension law and Chinese law.

The FCCP (Ontario) Education Foundation, a registered charity, was established in 1981 to promote the advancement of higher education. The foundation currently funds more than 50 permanent scholarships and awards in over 13 Ontario universities and postsecondary institutions, as well as in McGill University in Quebec. 

Li was nominated for the award by former Osgoode dean Patrick Monahan, now York’s vice-president academic & provost, and Scott Wilkie, a senior partner in the taxation department of the Toronto office of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.