Penny Collenette, University of Ottawa

Adjunct Professor Law Ottawa, Ontario penny.collenette@rogers.com

Bio/Research

Penny, a lawyer, is currently Adjunct Professor, Common Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa where she has created two new law courses . “Whistleblowing: The Busy Intersection of Law and Ethics” and “A New International Corporate Reality: The Business of Human Rights”.

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Bio/Research

Penny, a lawyer, is currently Adjunct Professor, Common Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa where she has created two new law courses . “Whistleblowing: The Busy Intersection of Law and Ethics” and “A New International Corporate Reality: The Business of Human Rights”.

Past positions include Director of Appointments, Prime Minister’s Office (1993-1997). During her tenure, the number of federal female appointments rose over 10 percent in 4 years. She has also served as Vice President, Chairman’s Office, George Weston Ltd (1998-2002), Senior Fellow, Centre of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (2002-2004) and Executive in Residence, Telfer School of Business, University of Ottawa (2002-2010). She was a Director of Holt, Renfrew for six years and was a founding Independent Director of an income trust fund.



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