Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and Dean Emeritus
Convocation: October 24, 1999
Dr. Wasson has devoted his 41-year career to computer science education.
A true pioneer, he joined the University of New Brunswick in 1958 - a year before the university purchased its first computer - and went on to distinguish himself as first director of the Computing Centre, first director of the School of Computer Science, and first dean of the faculty of computer science.
Guided by his vision, UNB established Atlantic Canada's first master's, undergraduate, co-op and PhD programs in computer science - and, in 1990, the first faculty of computer science in the country.
In recognition of Dr. Wasson's outstanding contributions to UNB and the computing industry in the province, he was presented with the New Brunswick Information Technology Award at the Premier's Forum on IT in 1997.