Mark G. McGowan is Professor of History at the University of Toronto, and Principal and Vice-President of the University of St. Michael’s College. He is a specialist in the religious, social, migration, and education history in the North Atlantic world. He has written numerous award-winning books and articles on the Irish Catholic experience in Canada and has more recently focused his research on the Famine migration from 1846 to 1851. His forthcoming book is on the experience of over 1500 Famine orphans in Canada.