Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Spotlight - Michel Beaulieu

Dr. Michel Beaulieu

Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu completed his PhD in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Ian McKay. He is currently the Chair of the Department of History at Lakehead University and holds the rank of Associate Professor. Michel is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability at the University of Waterloo and an Associate at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University. Past positions include Visiting Professorships at the University of Helsinki and McMaster University, and a Visiting Instructorship as part of the International Summer School in Karelia held at Petrozavodsk State University, Russian Federation.

Michel’s publications include 13 books, over two dozen articles and chapters, and he has contributed to several film and new media projects in his areas of specialty. He has been the principle investigator or co-applicant on over 3.5 million in Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada Research grants.

Within the larger profession, Michel has been an active member of several historical and heritage organizations. He is currently the Vice-President and President-Elect of the Champlain Society, Vice President of the Ontario Historical Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.

His work within the community and as a historian has been recognized by numerous awards. He is the recipient of a NOVA 20 under 40 Award (2016), the City of Thunder Bay's Heritage Award (2011), the Lakehead University Alumni Association's Young Alumni Award (2010), and the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society's M. Elizabeth Arthur (2015), Gertrude H. Dyke (2015), and J.P. Bertrand (2009) awards, to name a few.

A much more extensive biography of can be found on the Lakehead University Department of History's website or via LinkedIn.