Cynthia Chataway, professor of psychology

Cynthia Chataway was a professor of psychology at York University. Professor Chataway, who died of cancer on June 21 in Victoria, BC, was a popular professor. Her memory was celebrated at a memorial service held recently on the Keele campus.

Right: Professor Cynthia Chataway

A graduate of Queen’s University, Prof. Chataway earned a BA/BEd. in 1987, followed by a PhD at Harvard University in 1994. In her work as a professor of psychology at York, Chataway was involved in both the theory and practice of conflict resolution and Indigenous self-determination.

Prof. Chataway was an avid gardener and enjoyed hiking.

Members of the York community who wish to celebrate Prof. Chataway’s memory can make a donation in her name to the Glenairley Centre for Earth and Spirit Memorial Fund, 6040 East Sooke Road, BC, V0S 1N0, or to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 2166 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC ,V8M 2B2.

Prof. Chataway leaves her parents Dick and Carolyn; her brothers Harold and Scott, and their families. To view an online memorial, visit