Eminent historian Irving Abella is an expert on the Canadian labour movement and the history of Jews in Canada. The former chair of Vision TV and president of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Canadian Historical Association, he is currently the Shiff Professor of Canadian Jewish History at York University. Abella has been recognized with the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, among many other honours. He is married to Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella. The couple met at UC and they have two sons, both lawyers.
Dr. Irving Abella
BA 1963 UC
Member of the Order of Canada; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada