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Convocation date: October 27, 1984
Discipline / contribution: research accounting
Citation / biographical information:
Mr. Chancellor, on behalf of the Council and Senate, I present to you. Professor Edward Stamp.Degree received: Doctor of Laws
Professor Stamp, is the Endowed Research Professor and Director of the International Centre for Research in Accounting at the University of Lancaster, England. He is a scholar and professional of truly international renown.
Professor Stamp is a British subject by birth and a Canadian citizen by naturalization. He took his degree from Cambridge in Natural Sciences and in 1950 was a Fulbright Scholar. In 1951 he came to Canada joining the public accounting firm of Clarkson Gordon & Co., where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was admitted to partnership in the firm in 1959. He has practiced his profession in
both Toronto and Montreal.
His academic teaching interests began in 1957 when he was a Special Lecturer at the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. His first full-time academic appointment was in 1962 at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand where he was later appointed Professor of Accountancy. In 1967 he was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Accounting and Business Method in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland - positions which he held until his appointment as Professor of Accounting Theory and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Lancaster in 1971. In 1975 he was named the Endowed Research Professor at the University of Lancaster.
He founded the International Centre for Research in Accounting at that University in 1971 and has been the Director of the Centre since that time.
Professor Stamp's research interests are particularly broad - covering financial accounting and reporting, accounting theory, international accounting and auditing, and public accounting and auditing. He is the co-author of the basic document of the British conceptual accounting framework and the single author of the counterpart document for Canada.
One of the particular achievements of Professor Stamp is in the bridging of the gap between academe and practice. His continual and articulate urging of the profession to respond to the new findings and direction emanating from the universities has prompted much professional progress. His professional experience as a partner in an international public accounting firm and his senior academic appointments provide a uniquely rich background for these endeavours.
Among many of Professor Stamp's achievements and honours are:
- Advisor to Her Majesty's Treasury
- Distinguished International Visiting Lecturer of the American Accounting Association
- Visiting professorships in Europe, Africa, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan
He is currently an executive member of the European Accounting Association and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research in Japan.
Mr. Chancellor, I present to you Professor Edward Stamp and ask that you confer on him the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.
Degree presented by: George Murphy
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