Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu

Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects) and External Relations Associate

avp.academic@lakeheadu.ca (AVPA) | michel.beaulieu@lakeheadu.ca (External Relations and History)
Phone Number: 
+1 807-343-8010ext. 7928
+1 807-343-8010ext. 8341
Office Location: 
UC 2002CA
Ryan Building 3021 (History)
Office Hours: 
By appointment (please email)
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As the Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects), Michel S. Beaulieu provides support to the Provost with responsibilities for building existing and developing new academic initiatives including pathways and partnerships and providing support for the administration of academic affairs within the Office of the Provost.

In his role as an External Relations Associate, he is part of the External Relations Senior Leadership Team and is involved in bringing the Alumni Plan, "Lakehead for Life" to life, building the Ambassador Program, enhancing graduate alumni engagement, international chapter development, alumni outreach in Northwestern Ontario, assisting the Director of Government Relations with various files, and provide the Philanthropy group with donor prospect lead generation.

Michel is a full Professor of History and the past-Chair of the Department of History. His publications on various aspects of the history of Northern Ontario have been recognized by numerous awards, including Lakehead University’s Distinguished Researcher Award. Michel's service to the university community over the past 14 years has included a variety of roles such as a member of Senate, Chair of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Joint Senate Committee, as Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Council, and on Lakehead University Faculty Association's executive and committees. A proud alumnus, he is the past-president of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University and a member of Lakehead University’s Board of Governors

Outside of Lakehead, he has served in leadership roles and held positions on the Board of Directors of a number of regional, provincial, national, and international organizations. Currently, these include President, The Champlain Society; President, the Ontario Historical Society; Vice-President, Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario. In 2018, The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, appointed Michel as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. In early 2019, Michel also became a member of the Manitoba and North West Ontario Regional Council for the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC).