Dr. Donald T. Stuss Appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and have taken to heart the motto of the Order: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
Dr. Stuss was named an Officer of the Order for “his contributions as an internationally respected neuropsychologist who has expanded scientific understanding of brain function, injury and rehabilitation”
Since 1989, Dr. Stuss has been a Professor of Psychology and Medicine (Neurology) with a cross appointment to Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto. He was an early investigator in the field of frontal lobe research and his work has led to the development of the concept of localization of frontal lobe functions. He also has a major research program focused on understanding the deficits of traumatic brain injury. During his career, Dr. Stuss has received honours and awards including a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, an NRC Post-doctoral Fellowship, and an OMHF Scholarship.