Department Chair Elected President of the Ontario Historical Society

At its 131st Annual General Meeting, the Ontario Historical Society (OHS) elected Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu as the new President of the Society. 

The oldest and largest society in Canada, Beaulieu has been a member of the OHS Board of Directors since 2013. Beaulieu holds a BA (Honours), BEd, and MA in history from Lakehead University. He obtained his PhD in History from Queen’s University. He is a Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Lakehead University and an Associate of the L.R. Wilson Institute of Canadian History. Beaulieu has also long been involved in the historical and heritage community provincially and nationally.

Beaulieu is currently the President of the Champlain Society, Vice-President of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, a member of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario’s board of directors, and a long-time member of the executive of the Archives Association of Ontario’s Northwestern Ontario Archivists’ Association. Beaulieu also serves on Lakehead University’s Board of Governors. In April 2017 he was appointed as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment.

Commenting on the position in the OHS's media release, Beaulieu commented: “I look forward to working with the Government of Ontario on behalf of our over 850 affiliated societies, member organizations, and member institutions that have played a key role in the cultural sector’s $25 billion contribution to the economy, a growth of 23% since 2010, and one which has outpaced the growth of some of Ontario’s largest sectors.”

To read the full media release by the Ontario Historical Society, CLICK HERE