Dr. Michael W. Higgins

Documentarian, Biographer, Columnist, Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
Basilian Distinguished Fellow of Contemporary Catholic Thought

Dr. Higgins has been involved with investigating and expanding the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, particularly in Canada, for over forty years. As a teacher, a writer, a documentarian, a university president, a public speaker, an administrator and more, Higgins’ contributions to Catholic higher education have impacted the country from coast to coast. And as a past president of the International Thomas Merton Society, it even crosses the border.

Dr. Higgins is the Basilian Distinguished Fellow of Contemporary Catholic Thought at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto.

Dr. Higgins has been writing the
Pontifex Minimus blog for over a decade. These weekly posts explore the Catholic educational presence in Canada and beyond.

To learn more, visit Dr. Higgins’ Wikipedia page, his entry in Canadian Who’s Who, or view his full CV.


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