Osgoode Professor Jinyan Li receives prestigious award

Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Jinyan Li is one of six people to receive the 2010 Chinese Canadian Legend Award from the Asian Business Network Association. The award was presented to Li on Oct. 30 at a gala in Richmond Hill.

Right: Jinyan Li

The Chinese Canadian Legend Award recognizes and honours Chinese Canadians who have made significant contributions to the community through outstanding achievement in their field. The other recipients for 2010 are Philip Lee, Manitoba’s 24th lieutenant governor; Mingguang Lu, president of Wing On New Group Canada Inc.; Dr. Neville Poy, a retired Toronto surgeon and researcher; businessman Andrew W. Wong; and Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform Computing Corporation.

This is the latest of several awards Li has received. Last year, the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation gave her an Award of Merit and she also received the CPAC Professional Achievement Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement from the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada.

Li served as interim dean of Osgoode Hall Law School from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. She is currently chair of Osgoode Faculty Council and of the Faculty Recruitment Committee.

In 2004, she won an Osgoode Teaching Award and, in 2000, she received the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation. Li, who became a full professor in 2006, has received numerous research grants, including two from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her research interests include taxation law and policy, social security law, pension law and Chinese law.