Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.18

July 28, 2005


In memoriam

Joseph P. Zweig, 1914-2005


Joseph Zweig, who taught psychology from 1949 to 1980 at Sir George Williams and Concordia Universities, died June 7 in his 91st year.

William Corber, who takes courses at Concordia despite his own advanced age, sent a personal tribute to CTR.

“In 1927, Joe Zweig started to go to Baron Byng High School, and soon became the commanding officer of the School’s cadet corps, and excelled in his studies.

“He graduated in 1931, in the middle of the Great Depression, when getting employment was difficult. He got a highly envied job in the post office, but Joe was unsatisfied with such prosaic employment.

He attended several universities and ultimately became a professor of psychology. Joe spent many happy years at Sir George Williams University, doing work that he loved. After he retired, he established the Joseph P. Zweig Scholarship in psychology.

“He was not only an outstanding professor but a kind and wise human being who helped students and friends with their problems in a kindly manner. His good humour and wisdom made him a popular guest, and he was an avid traveller.”

Our sympathies are extended to Dr. Zweig’s family, who request that contributions in his memory be made to the Department of Psychology, via Tamara Gulezko, 848-2424, ext. 4860, or