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Meet our in-house superstars

September 8, 2016

Julia Shin Doi featured in “Meet our in-house superstars” (external link)  article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

Julia Shin Doi Winner of 2016 CCCA R.V.A. Jones Award

Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA)

April 1, 2016

Julia Shin Doi, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors at Ryerson University, has long personified the spirit of the R.V.A. Jones Award. Her achievements, leadership, and over 22 years of hard work, both professionally and on a volunteer level, serve as a shining example of what all corporate counsel strive to achieve in their careers.

The award was presented at the CCCA’s 2016 National Conference during the afternoon of Monday, April 4, 2016 in Calgary, AB, along with CCCA’s other awards.

Julia Shin Doi Receives Linda Adlam Manning Award

2015 OBA Annual Award Gala

April 20, 2015

Julia Shin Doi, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors, will receive the 2015 OBA Linda Adlam Manning Award for Volunteerism (external link) . Presented by the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), the award recognizes the volunteer commitment to the OBA and promotes the role of the legal profession in Ontario. Doi will accept the award at the 2015 OBA Annual Award Gala on April 23, 2015.

Julia Shin Doi named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

PwC Public Sector Leaders

November 26, 2014

Julia Shin Doi named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women 2014

Ryerson’s General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors, Julia Shin Doi, has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

The 12th annual list of 100 women was made public November 26, 2014, and celebrates women who are proven achievers in the private, public and not-for-public sectors in 2014. All of the winners were honoured at an awards gala held November 27, 2014.

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Catherine Redmond Chairs COUS Fall Conference November 6, 2014

November 06, 2014

Catherine Redmond, Ryerson's Governance Officer, Chairs the Council of Ontario University Secretaries (COUS) Fall 2014 Conference about "What makes university governance different", Thursday, November 6, 2014.

Julia Shin Doi speaks on Legal Services Pricing: Perspectives and Strategies

August 15, 2014

In Partnership with Cognition LLP, during the Converging Futures Canadian Bar Association Legal Conference August 2014, Julia Shin Doi talks about Legal Pricing - A New Discipline that In-House Counsel Need to Understand

Historically, in-house counsel had little influence or control over the pricing of legal services – the market was entirely supply and cost driven. However, times have changed. The best in-house counsel are now expected to be knowledgeable about, and indeed to be active participants in, the process determining the legal fees that they pay. This session will focus on progress and innovation in legal pricing, including how different law firms go about it, strategic implications for them and for you, new pricing and payment options, improvements in pricing transparency and support data, alternative fee options to promote greater predictability and risk sharing, and the pros and cons of available technology solutions in the area.

Julia Shin Doi elected Chair and President of provincial chapter of CCCA

June 09, 2014

General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors Julia Shin Doi will be the new chair and president of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and a member of the National Executive Committee as of July 1.  Doi has been on the Ontario Chapter executive for four years fulfilling roles such as continuing legal education liaison and vice-chair.

CCCA 2014 Ontario Chapter Award of Excellence Photos. (external link) 

Julia Shin Doi Presents "Fundamentals in Drafting" at CCCA Spring 2014

April 06, 2014

Julia Shin Doi presents "Fundamentals in Drafting" during the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Spring Conference, April 6-8, 2014.

Julia Shin Doi Participates in Panel Discussion on Women in Politics, Leadership & Governance

March 07, 2014

Julia Shin Doi participates in a panel discussion and human library expose on "Women in Politics, Leadership and Governance" (external link)  as part of the The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in celebrating women at Ryerson University.  

Holiday Helpers - Community members across university lend a hand during holiday season

December 2012

By Antoinette Mercurio

Santa has plenty of helpers on campus this year.

The holidays are a busy time of year when it’s easy to get caught up in shopping and gift giving. Still, community members have found different ways to extend a helping hand to those who are less fortunate. From small acts of kindness to fundraising efforts, Ryerson students, faculty and staff are reaching out to give to those in need.

Simple Gestures is a new program that delivers floral arrangements post-event to a community partner. Julia Shin Doi, general counsel and secretary of the Board of Governors, discovered the program in the U.S. and started it at Ryerson with the help of President Sheldon Levy and Enactus (SIFE Ryerson). A team of 10 Enactus members share the responsibility of making the deliveries, led by students Jason Lu and Daniela Camilli who are the project managers. Yesterday, Lu and Camilli hand-delivered arrangements from the president’s holiday celebration to St. Michael’s Hospital. It was their fifth delivery and the third to St. Mike’s.

“Our first delivery was to Covenant House. It was an amazing experience,” Camilli said. “To see everyone’s faces when we brought the flowers gave us the best feeling ever. The flowers brought instant happiness to everyone and seeing how happy they were made us all feel amazing.”

This year, athletes who mentor youth as part of the Rising Rams program have adopted three families for their annual Adopt-a-family campaign. Players collected $2,200 from gate revenue at Rams games to donate to a single mom and 14-year-old boy; grandmother with twin eight-year-old boys and an 11-year-old; and parents who have a son, 12, and two girls, six and five.

A group of student-athletes will deliver the wish-list items this weekend including a microwave, toaster oven, stockings for the children, clothes and educational toys and video games. The holiday cheer doesn’t end there though as the women’s hockey team produced a Christmas music video (external link) 

Holiday helpers have emerged from the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) and Campus Facilities and Sustainability as well. DMZ entrepreneurs wanted to show their appreciation of the Ryerson community by collecting seven bags of canned goods for the Ryerson Food Room. Joyce Ramsubick, campus facilities help desk, collected $650 from the comfort of her desk and bought groceries for the Ryerson Food Room as well. “I do it at my church so this is just an extension of that,” said Ramsubick.

MBA student Daniel Freiman launched a fundraising campaign for the Grace Care Orphanage in Kenya, where he worked this past summer. Freiman made a video (external link)  with the children re-creating Larry Bird’s steal and game-winning assist from the 1987 NBA Finals as a way to raise awareness and fundraise for a new sports field at the orphanage. The video has been viewed more than 150,000 times and over $14,000 has been raised so far. 

CUTLINE: Ted Rogers School of Management students Jason Lu, second-year, and Daniela Camilli, fourth-year, are project managers of Simple Gestures, a charitable program that delivers floral arrangements post-event to local community partners.

GCBS Archived In the Media

  • "Meet our in-house superstars" - Julia Shin Doi mentioned in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, September 2016
  • "Training Tomorrow's Leaders" - Julia Shin Doi, Spring 2014
  • "Pushing Beyond" (external link)   - Julia Shin Doi featured in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, March 2014
  • "Korean Lawyers Join Diversity Association RODA" (external link)  - December 2013, The Korea Times Daily
  • "Advising Not-for-Profits" - Lexpert Magazine, October 2013
  • "Like helping family: Korean-Canadian lawyers grow a community" - Touchstones, August 2013 - The Newsletter of the Canadian Bar Association's Equality Committee