The highlight of the ceremony was the conferring of the Principal’s Awards of Excellence in three areas of achievement. Associate professor of psychology Gerald Young received the Glendon Principal’s Award for Research Excellence for his ongoing work in the area of psychological injury and the law.
A long-time, highly-respected member of Glendon’s psychology department, Young holds a B.A. from McGill University, Montreal (1969), an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario (1972) and a PhD from the Université de Montréal (1974).
Young is senior co-author and co-editor of two recently published books, in collaboration with A.W. Kane and K. Nicholson: Psychological Knowledge in Court: PTSD, Pain, and TBI (New York: Springer, 2006) and Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court (New York: Springer, 2007).
He is the founder and editor of this specialization’s first journal: The Journal of Psychological Injury and Law; he is also the founder and president of the field’s first association: The Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law.
Young is currently working on a graduate-level text on rehabilitation, psychological injury and the law, as well as a book with the title, Origins of Behaviour.
“I feel honoured to be selected among so many great researchers on this campus”, said Young. “The number of publications emerging [from Glendon] and the financial support provided for research confirm the excellence of the faculty here. This award is a greatly valued recognition of the hard work I have been putting into my research and my publications.”