Saturday, December 31, 2011

Congratulations to Donald Fraser!

Canadian statistical icon, Donald A. S. Fraser, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada (O.C.) in the New Year's Honours list that was announced yesterday. Fraser has been Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Toronto since 1949, and he's received numerous international awards. His highly influential work has resulted in seven books and over 250 peer-reviewed papers (see his c.v.), and he has supervised 55 Ph.D. students.

Officers of the Order of Canada are appointed for their "lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large."

How appropriate!

© 2011, David E. Giles


  1. A small correction: Professor Fraser has taught at the UofT since 1949 (originally statistics was part of the math department). He taught many generations of students before I got to the UofT (1981). I think the post 1983 appointment that you list had something to do with reaching the mandatory retirement age...

  2. Angelino: Whoops! Looking at his c.v., the 1983 date may have been to do with the splitting of the department. Correction made! Thanks!


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