Office of the Principal

Office of the Principal

Dr. Mark McGowan is an historian renowned for his work on the Catholic Church in Canada and the Great Irish Famine, as well as the lasting impact that the Famine’s mass migration had on Canada.

He has won multiple awards for both his teaching and writing, and is well known for his work in Catholic education, including the history of Catholic education in Ontario. He has served as a consultant to the Institute for Catholic Education. His latest bookIt’s Our Turn: Carrying on the Work of the Pioneers of Catholic Education in Ontario was published by Novalis in 2019.

He is cross-appointed to U of T, where he holds tenure and has served as Deputy Chair of the History department (2017-19), as Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean of Arts & Science, International (2014-17) and as Acting Vice-Provost, Students, for the University of Toronto for part of 2013.

Image depicts Dr. Mark McGowan
  • Contact

    Natalie Barbuzzi
    Executive Assistant

  • Office

    Odette Hall 127

  • Mailing Address

    Office of the Principal
    University of St Michael’s College
    81 St Mary Street
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    M5S 1J4