2012 Winner – Dr. T. Ross Archibald
FEI Canada is pleased to honour Dr. T. Ross Archibald of the Southwestern Ontario Chapter as the recipient of the 2012 Frank S. Capon Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Archibald, a member of FEI Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Chapter, is a Professor Emeritus of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a well-respected member of the professional and academic communities. Dr. Archibald holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA as well as a PhD from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Archibald publically demonstrated his leadership qualities by becoming the founding President of the Western Ontario Chartered Accountants’ Association. He later devoted his time to research in the pension area, notably by authoring “Accounting for Pension Costs and Liabilities”, a Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) research study designed to educate the accounting profession about pension plans. The document served as a basis for Section 3460 of the CICA Handbook. During the development of Section 3460, Dr. Archibald was appointed Technical Advisor to the Accounting Research Committee.
Dr. Archibald has been an active member of the Southwestern Ontario Chapter of FEI Canada since its inception in 1977. A well-respected member of the accounting and business community, Dr. Archibald remains a very important asset to FEI Canada.
One of his most notable contributions to the organization was the development of six pension research studies that brought extensive recognition to the FEI Canada brand.
Dr. Archibald continues to promote membership in the Southwestern Ontario Chapter where he has attracted many members.
His background and vast knowledge made him a valuable member of the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) from 1982-86. During his time with FERF, Dr. Archibald was appointed as a member of a task force in charge of developing better ways to structure financial reporting and disclosure. The task force included 30 of the most prestigious American academics in addition to Dr. Archibald, who was the only Canadian on the team.
Dr. Archibald was also a member of the Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR) from 1991-2000, a tradition carried on by his daughter Nicole when she was on CCR from 2008-2011.