Dr. Robert Young
Professor Emeritus, Fellow of United College, Historian, Author
In his more than 40-years with The University of Winnipeg, Dr. Robert Young has been a tireless advocate for the University’s core values of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and engaged citizenship.
Young graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and the London School of Economics before joining UWinnipeg’s History Department in 1967. Throughout his career, Young has been a dedicated mentor to many students and colleagues.
His skill as an educator is evident in the numerous awards he has received for teaching, including the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, and the title of Canadian Professor of the Year.
Since his retirement in 2008, Young has continued to serve the University community as a casual instructor and an active member of The University of Winnipeg Club and The University of Winnipeg Retirees Association. He has been integral in establishing the Retirees Association’s scholarship and bursary funds.
Young also continues to write and contribute to the field of history, most recently publishing Premonitions of War: The Winnipeg Free Press in the Hitler Years — the proceeds of which support scholarships at UWinnipeg.