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Queen’s remembers Gerrit (Gerry) Wilde

[Gerrit Wilde]
Professor Emeritus Gerrit (Gerry) Wilde

The Queen’s community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Gerrit (Gerry) Wilde (Psychology), who died Jan. 1 while on vacation in Mexico. He was 86.

Flags on campus will be lowered in his honour on Sunday, Jan. 20.

An internationally-renowned researcher, Dr. Wilde’s research interests were focused on, but not limited to: ergonomic psychology; traffic behaviour and accident causation; and the effect of alcohol and sleep deprivation upon performance; as well as the psychology of risk taking.

Born in Groningen, the Netherlands, in 1932, and obtaining his PhD cum laude in 1962 at the University of Amsterdam. He arrived at Queen's in 1965 and was made a professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1997.

A memorial service will be held for Dr. Wilde on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 pm at Sydenham Street United Church. 

His obituary was published in the Globe and Mail.