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Order of Canada
Michael Robert Marrus, C.M., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Toronto, Ontario [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on April 10, 2008; Invested on November 5, 2009
Michael Marrus is internationally renowned for his contributions to the study of modern European history. Through his teachings and research, he has advanced scholarship on the history, causes and consequences of the Holocaust. The author of several award-winning books, he was appointed a member of the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission to examine the role of the Vatican during the Holocaust. Professor at the University of Toronto, he was the inaugural holder of the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies.