Dr. Constance L. Sugiyama

(BA 1974 UC)

Before retiring in 2012 after a 35-year career on Bay Street, Connie was one of the most highly regarded corporate lawyers in Canada. She was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University and currently serves as a corporate director and as an advisor to government and others. She was the chair of the Hospital for Sick Children and has held board positions with, among others, the Ontario Financing Authority, Canada Health Infoway, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2014 in recognition of her achievements as a lawyer and for her extensive civic engagement, and in 2015, received an honorary doctorate from Western University.