Michael Chandler

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Monday, March 18, in remembrance.

Professor Emeritus Michael Chandler passed away on January 28, 2019.

Michael Chandler is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Department of Psychology. His research interests include social-cognitive development in general, and, more particularly, the cross-cultural study of processes of identity formation and their impact on the health and wellbeing on Indigenous youth.

These efforts have earned Dr. Chandler the Killam Memorial Senior Research Prize, the Killam Teaching Prize, and resulted in his having been named President of the Jean Piaget Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development. He was appointed Canada’s only Distinguished Investigator of both the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Dr. Chandler joined the UBC Quarter Century Club in 2002 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 2003.