Michel S. Beaulieu, PhD, CAHP is the Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects) and an External Relations Associate at Lakehead University. A full Professor of History, he is the past chair of the Department of History, a Docent of Social Science History at the University of Helsinki, and an Associate at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University.
An award-winning historian, Michel’s research and publications explore the social, economic, and political history of Northern Ontario. Most of these projects typically involve community partnerships and tend to be transnational in nature.
Michel currently serves on the Board of Directors of a number of regional, provincial, and national organizations. Currently, these include President of The Champlain Society, President of the Ontario Historical Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, and as a member of Lakehead University’s Board of Governors.
In 2018, The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, appointed Michel as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. He is also a member of the Manitoba and North West Ontario Regional Council for the Canadian Forces Liaison Council.
In addition to being Vice-President of the Society, Michel serves on a number standing committees and is the co-editor of the Society’s journal Papers & Records.