The W.R. Thompson Prize in Psychology

Established by family, colleagues, former students, and friends of William Robert Thompson, Professor of Psychology at Queen's from 1966 to 1979, Head of Department from 1966 to 1972.

My husband and I both taught at Queen's. Our daughter playwright Judith Thompson graduated from Queen's ('77) and our son, Bill Thompson, got his MA ('82) and PHD ('86) here, so Queen's is something of a family affair. My husband came back to Queen's for the third time in 1966 as Head of the Psychology Department and stayed until his death at 55 in 1979. I think a Memorial prize is a wonderful way of keeping someone's memory alive.

I enjoy hearing back, not only from the beneficiaries, but also from faculty at other Universities who tell me that in hiring they always give special attention to the winners of the W.R. Thompson Prize.