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Spain to award medal to University of Toronto professor

November 30, 2011

TORONTO, ON — Luis Seco, a math­e­mat­ics pro­fes­sor and direc­tor of RiskLab at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, will be giv­en the Caballero de la Orden del Mer­i­to Civ­il award on Thurs­day, Decem­ber 1. Seco is being hon­oured for his appli­ca­tion of math­e­mat­ics to finan­cial risk man­age­ment, devel­op­ing mod­els that have been use­ful in a num­ber of oth­er coun­tries, includ­ing Spain.

The award will be pre­sent­ed to Seco by the Con­sul Gen­er­al of Spain, Fran­cis­co Pas­cual de la Parte.

Estab­lished in 1926 by King Don Alfon­so XIII of Spain, the Caballero de la Orden del Mer­i­to Civ­il award rec­og­nizes the extra­or­di­nary ser­vice by for­eign and domes­tic cit­i­zens in favour of the Span­ish nation. The award is pro­posed by the Span­ish For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter, and is giv­en in the name of the King of Spain, Don Juan Car­los I.

Seco will receive the award at the Fields Insti­tute, 222 Col­lege Street, at 1 p.m. EST.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact: 

Jes­si­ca Lewis
Fac­ul­ty of Arts & Sci­ence
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
(416) 978‑8887