New Book Recognizing Canada and Finland’s Relationship

Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu, Chair of the Department of History and President of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University, is a contributing editor to a new book recognizing Canada 150, Suomi 100, and 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Finland.Canada-Finland Cover  

Published by the Finnish-Canada Society in Helsinki and Canada’s Embassy in Finland, Canada-Finland, Celebrating 2017: A brave, hospitable and altogether admirable peoplecelebrates those who have shown leadership, ingenuity, and perseverance in bringing the two countries closer through scientific cooperation, educational exchange, political and economic engagement, and through cultural and sporting achievements.  

Contributors to the collection include many current and past Lakehead faculty members and alumni now living around the world. The publication was also supported by Lakehead University’s Chair in Finnish Studies Advisory Committee. Internationally renowned historian and Companion of the Order of Canada, Dr. Margaret MacMillan, provided the forward.  

The book continues to form part of Canada’s recognition of the relationship between Canada and Finland and has been distributed widely by Canada’s Embassy to Finland, including a formal presentation to his Excellency, Sauli Väinämö Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland last February.