Robert Young: Instructor
Author of 8 works of non-fiction, Robert J. Young is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg. Recipient of its awards for excellence in Teaching and Research, Young was named Canadian Professor of the Year Award (1996), and won the Canadian Historical Association’s Ferguson Prize for his first biography, Power and Pleasure, a life of the French statesman Louis Barthou. His second, An American By Degrees, won the Manitoba Writers Guild’s Alexander Isbister Prize for Non-Fiction. Published in 2009, this work is addressed to the 20th century French ambassador to Washington, Jules Jusserand. Young is a Past-President of the University of Winnipeg Retirees Association, and is currently President of The University of Winnipeg Club.