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Donald Frederick Forster

economist , university president.

Donald Frederick Forster, Canadian economist, university president. member exec; member Economics Council Can.


Forster, Donald Frederick was born on July 13, 1934 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of Frederick F. Bachelor of Arts, University Toronto, 1956.


A.M. (Woodrow Wilson fellow, Imperial Oil fellow), Harvard University, 1958.


Research assistant on official biography of W.L.M. King, Ottawa, Ontario, 1958-1960. Lecturer in political economy U. Toronto, 1960-1963, assistant professor political economy, 1963-1965, associate professor economics, 1965-1970, professor economics, 1970-1973, vice provost and executive assistant to president, 1967-1970, 70-71, acting executive vice president (academic) and provost, 1971-1972, vice president, provost, 1972-1975, president, from 1983, professor department economics College Social Science. President U. Guelph Ontario, 1975-1983.

Economics adviser Tanzania Ministry of Economics Affairs and Development Planning, 1970. Board of Governors U. Guyana, Georgetown, 1976-1980. Member Executive Committee Council Ontario Universities, Toronto, 1976-1980, chairman of the executive committee, 1977-1979.

Board directors Association Universities and Colls. Canada, Ottawa, 1977-1980. Economics advisor Government of Papua New Guinea, 1974.

Consultant on official history of Department Trade and Commerce, Ottawa, 1963-1965, consultant on official biography of Commerce.D. Howe, 1964-1965. Member Economics Council Canada, Ottawa, 1981-1984.


  • Author: (with Master of Arts Bienefeld) Economics for Business, 1964, (with Johann Wolfgang Pickersgill) The Mackenzie King Records, volunteer II, 1968, volunteer III, 1970, volunteer IV, 1970. Editor: (with M. H. Watkins) Economics: Canada, 1963. Assistant editor: Canada Annual Review, 1964-1970.

    Review editor: Canada Journal Economics and Political Science. Contributor: articles to Canada Annual Rev, 1961-1970. Research on Canadian-Australian development and trade relations.


Member exec; member Economics Council Can.


Frederick F. Bachelor of Arts Forster