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History of the University of Toronto Chapter

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1983, October 31

U of T President David Strangway was installed Oct.31 as the first president of the University of Toronto chapter of Sigma Xi, the North American research society.

Paul Robinson, US ambassador to Canada, held a reception before the ceremony in the Council Chamber in Simcoe Hall for the society's board of directors and officers and members of the executive committee of the new chapter. Vice-president is Morris Wayman, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, secretary is Professor Charles Lin of physics and treasurer is Professor Kenneth Hare of geography and physics, provost of Trinity College.

Primary goals of the new chapter will be to encourage scientific research and to promote a close scientific community in Toronto. Scientists from neighbouring institutions will be encouraged to participate in such chapter activities as conferences, visits to laboratories and scientific sites, and lectures.

[Sigma Xi is an honorary organization dedicated to the encouragement of research in the pure and applied sciences. The society was founded in 1886. You can find more information about the society here.]

U of T Bulletin image -- Reading of the Charter

University of Toronto Bulletin, November 7, 1983
Photo of Charter

List of Charter Signatories

President, Sigma Xi National Society: John W. Prados
Executive Director, Sigma Xi National Society: C. Ian Jackson
David W. Strangway
A. H. Yates
James L. Winslow
Morris Wayman (?)
James A. Vanstone
Carole D. Burnham
Charles A. Lin
McIntyre Burnham
Judith Eger (?)
Donald G. Ivey
Alastair Borthwick
Joan Ashworth-Glenn
Verna J. Higgins
Dan A. Meneley
Keith Aldridge
Stephen K. Sim
Byron Boville
M. Jane Phillips
Gordon Edmund
Patterson Hume
Olev Trass
Joan K (?)
Arthur M. Zimmerman
Brian Sparkes
Owen L. White
John Rucklidge
G. G. Hatch (?)
Robert Lynn Moxham
Betty I. Roots
A. S. Woolburton
D. N. Roy
Helen A. Hogg
Stewart J. Cohen
Keith Donnelly
Marie Lessard Roy
N. A. Derzko
Charles E. Chaffey (?)
Nina Morley
Jaques Berger
E. Rodney Martin (?)
Darlene Ager
Jerry A. Hogan
Robert Haynes
(?)
Maxine R. Kleindienst
Jon C. Barlow

First Executive Officers

Dr. David W. Strangway, president
Dr. Morris Wayman, vice president
Dr. Charles A. Lin, secretary
Dr. F. Kenneth Hare, treasurer

First Executive Committee

Joan Ashworth-Glenn, Univeristy of Toronto, pharmacy
Dr. Charles H. Hollenberg, University of Toronto, medicine
Prof. J.N. Patterson Hume, Univeristy of Toronto, computer science
Dr. Donald G. Ivey, Univeristy of Toronto, physics
Dr. Judith L. Eger, Royal Ontario Museum
Dr. Daniel A. Meneley, Ontario Hydro
Dr. M. Jane Phillips, Univeristy of Toronto, chemical engineering
Dr. Stephen K. Sim, Univeristy of Toronto, pharmacy
Dr. Cecil Yip, Univeristy of Toronto Banting and Best, medical mesearch
Dr. Arthur M. Zimmerman, Univeristy of Toronto, zoology


Past Presidents

2006 - 2007
2004 - 2006
2002 - 2004
2000 - 2002
1998 - 2000
1996 - 1998
1994 - 1996
1992 - 1994
1990 - 1992
1989 - 1990
1987 - 1989
1986 - 1987
1985 - 1986
1984 - 1985
1983 - 1984

Dr. Patricia Ross, Royal Ontario Museum (Acting President)
Dr. John Andraos, York University, chemistry
Dr. Patricia Ross, Royal Ontario Museum
Dr. Charles Chaffey, University of Toronto, chemical engineering
Dr. Philipp Kronberg, University of Toronto, physics & sstronomy
Dr. M. Jane Phillips, University of Toronto, chemical engineering
Dr. Judith L. Eger, Royal Ontario Museum
Dr. Richard Liversage, University of Toronto, zoology
Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams, University of Toronto, paediatrics
Dr. Peter Birkemoe, University of Toronto, civil engineering
Dr. Martin F. Walmsley, Director Premier's Council Technology Fund
Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
Dr. Donald G. Ivey, University of Toronto, physics
Dr. Morris Wayman, University of Toronto, chemical engineering
Dr. David W. Strangway, University of Toronto, geology and physics


Previous Executive Officers and Executive Committees

1995 - 1996

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - President
  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams - Vice President
  • Dr. Richard Liversage - Past President
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Berj Bardakjian, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr. Gordon Clark, University of Toronto, zoology
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Philipp Kronberg, University of Toronto, astronomy and physics
  • Dr. Eric Nisbet-Brown, Toronto General Hospital, mmunology Diagnostic Lab
  • Ms. Joyce Nyhof-Young, PhD candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
  • Dr. David Tinker, University of Toronto, biochemistry
  • Dr. Martin Walmsley, Director Premier's Council Technology Fund

1994 - 1995

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - President
  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams - Vice President
  • Dr. Richard Liversage -  Past President
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Berj Bardakjian, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Philipp Kronberg, University of Toronto, astronomy and physics
  • Dr. Eric Nisbet-Brown, Toronto General Hospital, Immunology Diagnostic Lab
  • Ms. Joyce Nyhof-Young, PhD candidate, Ontario Institute. for Studies in Education (OISE)
  • Dr. David Tinker, University of Toronto, biochemistry
  • Dr. Martin Walmsley, Director Premier's Council Technology Fund

1993 - 1994

Executive Officers:

  • Dr. Richard Liversage - President
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - Vice President
  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams - Past President
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Mikk Anyas-Weiss, Ontario Hydro
  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Berj Bardakjian, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr. Peter Birkemoe, University of Toronto, civil engineering
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Fergus I. Craik, University of Toronto, psychology
  • Dr. Eric Nisbet-Brown, Toronto General Hospital, Immunology Diagnostic Lab
  • Joyce Nyhof-Young, PhD candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
  • Dr. Howard Rapson, University of Toronto, chemical engineering
  • Dr. David Tinker, University of Toronto, biochemistry

1992 - 1993

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Richard Liversage - President
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - Vice President
  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams - Past President
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Mikk Anyas-Weiss, Ontario Hydro
  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Peter Birkemoe, University of Toronto, civil engineering
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Fergus I. Craik, University of Toronto, psychology
  • Dr. Howard Rapson, University of Toronto, chemical engineering
  • Dr. Phil Thurston, Ontario Geological Survey
  • Dr. David Tinker, University of Toronto, biochemistry
  • Dr. Walter Zingg, Director, Institute Biomedical Engineering

1991 - 1992

 

1990 - 1991

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams - President
  • Dr. Richard Liversage - Vice President
  • Dr. Peter Birkemoe - Past President
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Mikk Anyas-Weiss, Ontario Hydro
  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Fergus I. Craik, University of Toronto, psychology
  • Dr. Howard Rapson, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Phil Thurston, Ontario Geological Survey
  • Dr. David Tinker, University of Toronto, biochemistry
  • Dr. Walter Zingg, Director, Institute Biomedical Engineering

1999 - 1990

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams - President
  • Dr. Richard Liversage - Vice President
  • Dr. Peter Birkemoe - Past President
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Mikk Anyas-Weiss, Ontario Hydro
  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Fergus I. Craik, University of Toronto, psychology
  • Dr. Howard Rapson, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Phil Thurston, Ontario Geological Survey
  • Dr. David Tinker, University of Toronto, biochemistry
  • Dr. Walter Zingg, Director, Institute Biomedical Engineering

1998 - 1999

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Peter Birkemoe - President
  • Dr. Richard Liversage - Vice President
  • Dr. Martin F. Walmsley - Past President
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams, University of Toronto, paediatrics
  • Dr. Fergus I. Craik, University of Toronto, psychology
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly, Ontario Hydro
  • Dr. Howard Rapson, University of Toronto, chemical engineering
  • Dr. David Tinker, University of Toronto, biochemistry
  • Dr. Cecil Yip, University of Toronto, Banting and Best Department Medical Research
  • Dr. Walter Zingg, Director, Institute Biomedical Engineering

1988 - 1989

 

1987 - 1988

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Martin Walmsley - President
  • Dr. Peter Birkemoe - Vice President
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke - Past President
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Byron Boville, York U, Department Earth and Atmospheric Science
  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams, University of Toronto, paediatrics
  • Dr. Anthony M. Davis, University of Toronto, geography
  • Dr. Keith Donnelly, Ontario Hydro
  • Dr. Richard Liversage, University of Toronto, zoology
  • Dr. Marie L. Roy, Senior Medical Toxicologist, Ontario Ministry of Labour
  • Dr. Daphne Schiff, York University, chemistry
  • Dr. Cecil Yip, University of Toronto, Banting and Best Department Medical Research
  • Dr. Walter Zingg, Director, Institute Biomedical Engineering

1986 - 1987

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke - President
  • Dr. Martin Walmsley - Vice President
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Peter Alberti, Toronto General Hospital, otolaryngology
  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Byron Boville, York University, Department Earth and Atmospheric Science
  • Dr. Cecil Collins-Williams, University of Toronto, paediatrics
  • Dr. Anthony M. Davis, University of Toronto, geography
  • Dr. Robert S. Lockhart, University of Toronto, psychology
  • Dr. Marie L. Roy, Senior Medical Toxicologist, Ontario Ministry of Labour
  • Dr. Daphne Schiff, York University, chemistry
  • Dr. Cecil Yip, University of Toronto, Banting and Best Department Medical Research
  • Dr. Walter Zingg, Director, Institute Biomedical Engineering

1985 - 1986

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Donald G. Ivey - President
  • Dr. Cornelia Baines - Vice President
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips - Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Peter Alberti, Toronto General Hospital, otolaryngology
  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Donald W. Clarke, University of Toronto, physiology
  • Dr. Emmanuel Farber, University of Toronto, Banting Institute, pathology
  • Dr. Trevor H. Levere, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Victoria College
  • Dr. Robert S. Lockhart, University of Toronto, csychology
  • Dr. Daphne Schiff, York University, Glendon College, chemistry
  • Dr. Stephen K. Sim, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Martin Walmsley, Director Premier's Council Technology Fund
  • Dr. Morris Wayman, University of Toronto, chemical engineering

1984 - 1985

Executive Officers

  • Dr. Morris Wayman - President
  • Dr. Emmanuel Farber - Vice President
  • Dr. Charles A. Lin - Secretary
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips Treasurer

Executive Committee

  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Prof. J.N. Patterson Hume, University of Toronto, computer science
  • Dr. Donald G. Ivey, University of Toronto, physics
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger, Royal Ontario Museum
  • Dr. Trevor H. Levere, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Victoria College
  • Dr. Robert S. Lockhart, University of Toronto, psychology
  • Dr. Stephen K. Sim, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Cecil Yip, Banting and Best Department Medical Research
  • Dr. Arthur M. Zimmerman, University of Toronto, zoology

1983 - 1984

First Executive Officers

  • Dr. David W. Strangway - President
  • Dr. Morris Wayman - Vice President
  • Dr. Charles A. Lin - Secretary
  • Dr. F. Kenneth Hare – Treasurer

First Executive Committee

  • Joan Ashworth-Glenn, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Charles H. Hollenberg, University of Toronto, medicine
  • Prof. J.N. Patterson Hume, University of Toronto, computer science
  • Dr. Donald G. Ivey, University of Toronto, physics
  • Dr. Judith L. Eger, Royal Ontario Museum
  • Dr. Daniel A. Meneley, Ontario Hydro
  • Dr. M. Jane Phillips, University of Toronto, chemical engineering
  • Dr. Stephen K. Sim, University of Toronto, pharmacy
  • Dr. Cecil Yip, Banting and Best Department Medical Research
  • Dr. Arthur M. Zimmerman, University of Toronto, zoology