Michael Harris has been named the Irving Chair in Journalism at St. Thomas University. The award-winning journalist will be on campus for two months conducting workshops for students and delivering public lectures to members of the community. Michael Harris began his career in journalism at CBC TV, followed by five years with the Globe and Mail. He broke the Donald Marshall story and wrote Justice Denied: The Law Versus Donald Marshall. While publisher and editor-in-chief of the The Sunday Express, the paper exposed the abuse of boys at Mount Cashel Orphanage in Newfoundland. Michael’s book Unholy Orders chronicled the story and helped expose similar abuses in the US, Australia, and most recently Ireland. During his stint as executive director of news and current affairs, and news anchor at Newfoundland Broadcasting Corporation, Michael produced and directed award-winning documentaries about Mount Cashel and the collapse of the cod fishery. After a period as national affairs columnist for the Sun News Service, he moved to radio and is presently host of the Ottawa show Michael Harris Live on CFRA (CTV globemedia Inc.). He also writes a weekly column for the Sun. Michael has written eight books and several television screenplays, as well as hosted shows on the PBS networks. He has also appeared on Oprah and Donahue. The Irving Chair in Journalism, a $1-million endowment of the Irving family, brings a distinguished journalist to St. Thomas University annually. In the past, St. Thomas has welcomed Jane Purves, Patrick Martin, Neil Reynolds and Stevie Cameron. - 30 - Media Contact - Jacqueline LeBlanc, St. Thomas University, (506) 452-0522 or jjleblanc@stu.ca