Michel S. Beaulieu (2016)

Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
(807) 343-8341
Office Location: 
Ryan Building 3021
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, or by appointment.
Academic Qualifications: 

PhD in History, Queen's University
MA in Canadian History, Lakehead University
BEd, Lakehead University
HBA, English and History, Lakehead University

Date joined Lakehead: 
Previous Teaching/Work: 

I teach a wide variety of courses for the Deparment of History, Interdisciplinary Programs in Northern Studies, and the University of the Arctic focusing on the history of the Canadian and circumpolar north. I also frequently teach courses that cover my professional experience and major and minor areas of training. These include, but are not limited to: Public History, Modern Canada, Comparative Colonial North America, history of socialism/labour, political history, and film and media history. At the graduate level, I teach and supervise students in the MA History program, the MES in Northern Environments and Cultures, and the PhD in Forest Sciences. Between 2012 and 2016 I was Chair of the Department of History.

Research Interests: 

My research is wide-ranging, but generally deals with the historical political, economic, and social issues relating to northern and remote communities in Canada and the circumpolar north. I am currently undertaking research on the history of politics in Northwestern Ontario between 1935 and 2000 and a comparative study on sustainable community development in Northern Ontario, Finland, and Uruguay funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Past research has focused on early Canadian labour and socialist organizations operating in Northwestern Ontario and film and media history.  See my Publications and Film & Media pages for how the resulting research has been mobilized.

Community and Professional Activities:
I currently both volunteer and sit on the Board of Directors of a number of regional, provincial, national, and international organizations. These include, but are not limited to: