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September 13, 2001 In Memoriam




Andre Michalski

We regret the passing of Andre Michalski, who died in Toronto on June 15 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dr. Michalski was born in Lodz, Poland, and studied in France and Costa Rica. He received a PhD in Romance languages and literatures from Princeton University. He was instrumental in setting up the Spanish program at Loyola College in the 1960s, and was chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Loyola from 1963 to 1965.

After Loyola, Dr. Michalski held teaching positions at Yale University, the University of North Carolina and Emory University in the United States, returning to Montreal in 1970 for various positions in McGill University’s Hispanic Department; he was chair from 1979 to 1985.

After retiring from McGill University, he returned to Concordia as adjunct professor of Spanish during the late 1990s, and continued to be an inspiration to all his students.
Although trained as a medievalist, Dr. Michalski’s long and distinguished career included publications on a wide variety of topics covering both continents and medieval, 17th-, 19th- and 20th-century Hispanic literature and culture.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on October 4 at noon in the McGill Chapel, 3520 University St.

Catherine Vallejo, Chair of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics