Announcement of appointment of Interim Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School main foyer hallway

York President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Interim Vice-President Academic and Provost Lisa Philipps issue the following announcement to the University community:

Mary Condon

We are pleased to inform the York community that Professor Mary Condon has agreed to take on the role of Interim Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, following the departure of Dean Lorne Sossin next April. The Board of Governors has now approved the recommendation of this appointment. Professor Condon’s appointment will be from May 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. We will be following up at the next Osgoode Faculty Council meeting for a discussion about the interim plan, next steps and initiating a search for the next Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School.

Professor Condon will be well known to members of the York community. She joined the Osgoode faculty in 1992, and has served as the School’s Associate Dean (Academic) since 2016. In this capacity she chairs the School’s Tenure and Promotions, Grades Review, and Faculty Appointments Committees. In the past, she has chaired the Faculty Recruitment Committee, and she previously served as Director of Osgoode’s Graduate Program.

Professor Condon holds a law degree from Trinity College, Dublin, and MA, LLM and SJD degrees from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Bar of Ontario. Her research interests include the regulation of securities markets, investment funds, online investing, and pensions. She is the author of a number of books, articles and policy papers in these areas, and has given lectures in Canada and internationally. She teaches courses in securities regulation and advanced securities in the JD program, as well as directing and teaching in the Professional LLM in Securities Law program. From 2005-2014, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of the York University Pension Fund.

Beyond York, she was appointed by the Ontario government as a Commissioner and Board Member of the Ontario Securities Commission (2008-2016), serving as a Vice-Chair from 2011-2014, in which role she sponsored a number of important policy initiatives and issued adjudicative decisions. From 2014-2016 she was a member of the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy. In 2009, she held the Walter S. Owen Chair in Business Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia, where she was also the codirector of the National Centre for Business Law.

We very much appreciate Professor Condon’s willingness to undertake this important role. She will provide outstanding leadership as Interim Dean, and we look forward to working with her and colleagues in Osgoode to continue the advancement of the school’s vision and reputation.