Dr. Nancy Innis

Nancy Innis

Prof. Nancy Innis, Department of Psychology, passed away at the age of 63 on August 17 while traveling in Tibet with a colleague.

Nancy, a faculty member at Western for 30 years, received her BA and MA from the University of Toronto and PhD from Duke University.

After two years at Dalhousie University, Nancy came to Western where her research included the history of psychology, focusing on early theories of animal learning and cognition.

Nancy was a former historian of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, editor of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship newsletter, consulting editor for the American Psychological Association Journals and editorial board member for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Journals.

In remembrance of Nancy, a tree was planted on campus and a fund established to support a yearly prize to be awarded to the student who writes the best essay in Nancy's "history of psychology" course.

Donations towards this award can be sent to:

Room 270, Stevenson-Lawson Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON
N6A 5B8

*With excerpts from Western News Article by Communcations Staff Aug. 24, 2004.