About Boris Stoicheff

Article in tribute to Dr. Stoicheff’s 75th birthday, published in the Canadian Journal of Physics


  • B.S B.A.Sc in Engineering Physics from the Univ. of Toronto in 1947
  • Ph.D. from the Univ. of Toronto in 1950


  • Gilchrist fellowship (1951)
  • National Research Council (NRC), Ottawa (1951-1964)
  • Professor of physics, Univ. of Toronto (1964 – 1989)


  • Built the first ruby laser in Canada
  • Renowned for his pioneering contributions to Raman spectroscopy and non-linear optics
  • Emeritus Univ. Professor of Physics, Univ. of Toronto
  • Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) President
  • CAP Medal of Achievement
  • CAP Medal Awards Committee
  • Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow Emeritus
  • First OSA President from outside the U.S.
  • OSA Board of Editors
  • OSA Publications Council
  • OSA Presidential Advisory Committee
  • OSA William F. Meggers Award
  • OSA Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Royal Society of Canada, American Physical Society, Geoffrey Frew Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Foreign Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Centennial Medal of Canada
  • Henry Marshall Tory Medal of The Royal Society of Canada
  • OSA Distinguished Service Award
  • Board of NRC
  • Quantum-Electronics Council
  • Council of Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Ontario Nuclear Safety Review Committee
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • Canadian Institute for Advanced Research