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Michael Moir

BA (Toronto), MA (Guelph)

University Archivist and Head
Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections
305 Scott Library
York University
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Tel: +1-416-736-2100 ext. 22457
Fax: +1-416-650-8039

Michael Moir began his career as an archivist in 1982, and served as Records Manager/Archivist for the Toronto Harbour Commissioners from 1984 to 1995.  He was appointed Manager of Archival Services by the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, and became the Director, Corporate Records Systems and City Archivist for the new City of Toronto in 1998.  Michael joined York University in July 2004, and taught a course on “Specialized Archives” at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information in 2005 and 2006. His research interests include the history of Canadian shipbuilding, and port and harbour management in Canada during the 19th and 20th centuries.

He served as President of The Champlain Society from 2004 to 2010.  When not attending meetings or filing old paper or electronic files, Michael serves as Pipe Major of the Scarborough Pipes and Drums and the Pipes and Drums of 32 Service Battalion, a Canadian Army Reserve Unit.



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