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In memoriam: Richard Beard May

One of UVic’s first faculty members, Richard Beard May, died in Spokane, Washington, in August after a decade-long struggle with brain disease. May was hired by the newly established UVic in 1966 as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. He published numerous articles on developmental, cognitive and quantitative psychology, and was the senior author of an innovative textbook on statistical methods that included software for data analysis. He retired in 1996 as chair and Professor Emeritus. The neuropsychological research and tests developed by his UVic colleagues made his brain disease diagnosis possible. May is survived by his wife, sons Robert and Richard, and seven grandchildren.

A donation may be made in his memory to the R.B. May Scholarship Fund, c/o the Development Office, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2.


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