Alumnus and Faculty Member Elected President of Alumni Association

The Department of History is pleased to announce that alumnus and former Chair of the Department Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu has been elected as President of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University. AALU Logo

An award winning author and historian, Michel S. Beaulieu graduated from Lakehead University with and HBA in English and History and a BEd in 2001. He completed an MA in History in 2003, before (reluctantly) leaving Thunder Bay to pursue a Ph.D. at Queen's University (2008).

Since his days serving as a LUSU representative on Senate committees, Michel has consistently been an active member of the community, volunteering his time within the university as well as regionally, nationally, and internationally. He is currently the Vice-President and President-Elect of The Champlain Society, Vice-President of the Ontario Historical Society, Vice-President of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, and sits on the Board of Directors of a number of organizations including the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.

Numerous awards have recognized his work within the community work and as a historian. These include a Northwestern Ontario Visionary Award (2016), Canadian Forces Liaison Council's Award of Excellence for Best Practices in Employer Support: Educational Institution (2015), the City of Thunder Bay's Heritage Award (2011), and the Alumni Association's Young Alumni Award (2010).

He has been a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2010, serving on numerous committees and as Vice-President since 2014.

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