2006 New Research Award Recipient
Always enthusiastic about his colleagues' ideas and projects, Professor Nick Gazzola devotes time and energy to discussing their work and sharing comments and suggestions with them.
He is mindful of the importance of cultivating an environment conducive to research and works relentlessly to enhance the culture of research within the Faculty.
Professor Gazzola obtained a B.Sc. in Psychology from Concordia University in 1991 and he completed his graduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, earning his M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology in 2001. His doctoral dissertation focused on the use of counsellor interpretations in different therapeutic approaches and he has published several articles on this subject. In 2005 he was awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to investigate counsellor identity in Canada. He is also researching counsellor education and supervision processes.
In addition to his teaching and research activities, Professor Gazzola involves himself in several scholarly activities that serve the community. He coordinates the mentoring program for new faculty and he is an advocate for student mentoring. He encourages student research by leading a weekly research team and he gives students an avenue for disseminating their results at the monthly seminars he personally hosts.
Professor Gazzola is an active member of the Faculty, preparing articles for academic journals, chairing research seminars, and presenting his research at both national and international conferences.
This award is presented to him for his open-mindedness, scientific rigor, and relentless pursuit and dissemination of meaningful knowledge.