Passings: Historian Michael Michie was a long-serving faculty member at York U

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Historian Michael Michie died on Oct. 14, after a brief illness.

Michael Michie

Prof. Michie was a long-standing member of the York community, with fifteen years of contract teaching in various departments, especially at Atkinson College, before obtaining a conversion appointment to History in 1990.

He was then the GAA (now CUPE 3903) second president.

Michie is an associate professor of history in the School of Arts & Letters. He wrote “An Enlightenment Tory in Victorian Scotland. The Career of Sir Archibald Alison” McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal & Kingston (1997). Professor Michie’s publications in refereed journals include: “‘Buried in the Antipodes’: an Enlightenment Scot in Colonial New Zealand,” Scottish Tradition, Vol. 21 September 1996. “‘Mr. Wordy’ and the Blackwoods: Author and Publisher in Victorian Scotland,” The Bibliotheck Vol. 21 (1997).

He was Associate Dean of Atkinson Faculty 2002-07.

Funeral services for Prof. Michie are private. There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday Oct. 20, from 6 to 9pm, at his family home. All are welcome. For the address, contact Professor Leslie Sanders at