George A. Awad(1942–2007), MD, FRCPC, was born in Acre, Palestine. He became a refugee in Lebanon at age six. He obtained his medical education in Lebanon before training in adult and child psychiatry in the United States, and then in psychoanalysis in Toronto. He worked as a staff psychiatrist at the Hospital for Sick Children in infant psychiatry, and later in forensic child psychiatry, and subsequently became the director of the University of Toronto’s Family Court Clinic. He held the rank of associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Awad authored more than forty articles and chapters in psychiatric and psychoanalytic journals and books. Dr. Awad is survived by his wife Macy, and their children, Melia and Tarek.