Our congratulations to Jean-Denis David for being awarded the Tadeusz Grygier Graduate Prize ($2000 CAD) for having the highest academic standing in the Master’s program in Criminology, and for entering the phase of writing of his thesis. His MA thesis was supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In Fall 2018, Jean-Denis will be beginning his PhD studies in Sociology at McGill University.
The Tadeusz Grygier Founder’s Prize was established at the Department of Criminology in honour and memory of Dr. Tadeusz Grygier, an eminent erudite scholar/sailor and founder of the Department. The late Professor Grygier established the department with interdisciplinary programs, reflecting his passion for both academic research and the practical application of science-based criminological knowledge. He was one of the pioneers in criminology in Canada, with innovative contributions to psychological and criminological research, and instrumental in introducing the concept of restorative justice in Canada. Life experience, even more than books, made him an advocate of a fair, flexible and humanist justice.