Paul E. Gendreau
Professor Emeritus in Psychology
Convocation Ceremony: May 18, 2007
Dr. Paul E. Gendreau joined the University of New Brunswick Saint John in 1990 as a Professor of Psychology, and went on to establish the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at UNB Saint John in 1995.
He was director of the Centre from 1997 until his retirement in 2006. He was named a University Research Professor in 2002, an award honouring leading researchers at UNB.
Dr. Paul Gendreau is a top researcher who has received recognition throughout North America — and indeed throughout the world — for his studies of the criminal justice system. His research has greatly influenced how Canada deals with criminals in prison and in the community, including techniques on improving the practice of correctional psychology and reducing the risk of criminals re-offending. His research has also led to changes in the Correctional Service of Canada.
The success of Dr. Gendreau's research is shown by the esteem in which he is held around the world. Institutions and organizations in a variety of jurisdictions have invited him to give advice on their criminal justice systems, and he has received numerous awards from national and international organizations.
Paul Gendreau has been a Member of the Canadian Psychology Association since 1965, and also served as the President of the Association in 1987 and 1988.
There is no doubt about the magnitude of Dr. Gendreau’s contribution to correctional psychology in this country. In early 2007 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, an appointment given for achievement and merit of a high degree, especially service to Canada or to humanity at large