Ruth Corbin

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ICD.D., BSc (Toronto), MSc (Psych)(McGill), PhD (Psych)(McGill), LLM (Osgoode), LLD (Carleton)

Dr. Ruth M. Corbin is Chair of CorbinPartners Inc., a marketing science firm specializing in forensic market research and intellectual property evaluation. An Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2003, she has taught courses in intellectual property evidence, trademarks, and judgment and decision-making.

Dr. Corbin has served on the Boards of several public companies, private enterprises and not-for-profit corporations, including roles as Chair of the Board, and chair for the Audit Committee, Governance Committee or Nominating Committee.

Her undergraduate training was in mathematics, followed by M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from McGill. Her doctoral thesis on judgment and decision-making was sponsored by a National Science Scholarship of the National Research Council of Canada. She subsequently earned an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Carleton University for lifetime contributions to forensic evidence and intellectual property law.

Previously she has been Canadian President for Kroll Worldwide, CEO of Decision Resources Inc., Chief Operating Officer of the Angus Reid Group, and Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Business.   She was named by the Globe and Mail and the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 women, in the category of Trailblazers and Trendsetters, for her work in board governance and intellectual property.   She has also been named among Canada’s Top 100 women entrepreneurs by Rogers Media, and among University of Toronto University College’s most influential alumnae.

Dr. Corbin is co-author of two books on Intellectual Property measurement and protection, author of the Federal Court benchbook chapter on Surveys and other Marketplace Evidence, and principal author of the Conference Board of Canada’s policy report to the Federal Government for “Intellectual Property in the 21st Century”.