Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law Launches at York University's Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business

    New Centre First of its Kind in Canada

    TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - On Friday, February 6, 2009, York University's
Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business will launch the Jay
and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law, a unique interdisciplinary
centre of excellence that will promote and develop joint business and law
scholarship, education and outreach, and contribute to Canada's success in
today's global economy.
    The Hennick Centre has been made possible by a generous gift of $3
million from Jay and Barbara Hennick. Jay Hennick is Founder and CEO of
FirstService Corporation, one of North America's largest globally-diversified
real estate service companies, and Barbara Hennick is a chartered accountant.
Hennick, who was named Canada's CEO of the year by Canadian Business magazine
in 2001, and his wife contribute annually to a variety of causes through The
Barbara & Jay Hennick Family Foundation.
    The inauguration of the Hennick Centre will take place in conjunction
with the Osgoode and Schulich LLB/MBA Students' Association annual conference,
which will feature the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and
Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area, as the keynote speaker. He
will be introduced by former Ontario Premier Mike Harris.


    2.15 p.m. - Conference keynote address by the Hon. Jim Flaherty
    3 p.m. - Hennick Centre launch, followed by a reception

    Date:           Friday, February 6, 2009

    Location:       Hilton Toronto Hotel, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto

For further information:

For further information: Virginia Corner, Communications Manager,
Osgoode Hall Law School, (416) 736-5820, vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca; Suzanne
Firth, Director, Communications, Schulich School of Business, (416) 736-2100,
ext. 44568, sfirth@schulich.yorku.ca

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