Norman Endler – Memorial service

There will be a memorial service for Norman Endler (left), York distinguished research professor (emeritus) and a founding member of the Department of Psychology. The service will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 3pm, in the Scott Religious Centre, 144 Central Square. Norman passed away in May 2003 after a brief illness.

Professor Esther Greenglass, Chair of the Psychology Department, invites you to a reception in the Psychology Conference Room, 291 Behavioural Science Building (BSB), from 3 to 4pm.

Among his many honours, Norman received the Donald O. Hebb Award in 1997, the highest honour of the Canadian Psychological Association. In 1995 he was named distinguished research professor and in 2000, the year he retired from York, he received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research from the Faculty of Arts.

As York psychology Professor Fred Weizmann said at the time of Norman’s death, “He possessed an international reputation, was the author of numerous books and articles, served on the editorial board of some of the most respected journals in the field, and was a frequent consultant to various granting agencies.

“Norm held visiting appointments at several major universities in the US and Europe, and was the recipient of numerous honours, including a Killam Research Fellowship1987-1989. At York, he served as Chair of the Department of Psychology/Arts from 1974 to 1979, and was appointed a distinguished research professor emeritus in 2000.”

A member of the founding generation at York, Norman was known as someone who helped influence and shape the University in its early days. This was acknowledged by his induction into the York Founders’ Society on March 26, 1999.