Michel S Beaulieu

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: 
+1 807-346-7928
+1 807-343-8341
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 Professor of History and the past-Chair of the Department of History. He is also 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; Board of Directors of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario; and President, Canadian International Council - Thunder Bay Branch.

In 2018, The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, appointed Michel as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. Honorary Colonels are vital to fostering esprit de corps within their communities. Through their established relationships and reputations, they build and develop community support by enhancing the public profile of the Army. In early 2019, Michel also became a member of the Manitoba and North West Ontario Regional Council for the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC). The CFLC  is a national organization comprised of senior executives within the private and public sectors who volunteer their time to encourage employer support for the Canadian Forces Reserve Force.