Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects) and External Relations Associate Professor
- PhD in History, Queen's University
- MA in History, Lakehead University
- BEd, Lakehead University
- HBA (English and History), Lakehead University
- In progress - Certificate in Museum Studies, Ontario Museum Association
- Docent of Social Science History, University of Helsinki
- Associate, Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University
- Previous Positions
As the Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects), Michel provides support to the Provost and Vice-President Academic 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 with Alumni Engagement and Prospect Pipeline and Government Relations. Reporting directly to the Vice-President External Relations, responsibilities include: assisting in 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 whose research and publications have explored various aspects of the economic, political, and social history of Northern Ontario. His previous work experience includes the non-profit and industry sectors. Over the past 14 years, Michel has served the university community in a variety of roles and volunteered widely with regional, provincial, and national organizations. Currently, these include as President of The Champlain Society; President of the Ontario Historical Society; Vice-President of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society; and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario. A proud alumnus, he is a past president of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University and a past member of Lakehead University’s Board of Governors.
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).