Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects) Professor
- PhD in History, Queen's University
- MA in History, Lakehead University
- BEd, Lakehead University
- HBA (English and History), Lakehead University
- Certificate in Museum Studies, Ontario Museum Association (expected 2022)
- Docent of Social Science History, University of Helsinki
- Docent of Modern North American History, University of Oulu
- 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. A full Professor of History, he is the past-Chair of the Department of History.
Michel's research has focused on various aspects of the economic, political, and social history of Northern Ontario. He is the author/co-author of five books and editor/co-editor of several others. His previous work experience also includes the non-profit and industry sectors. Michel has served the university community in a variety of roles and also volunteered widely with regional, provincial, and national organizations. Currently, these include as President of The Champlain Society; President of the Ontario Historical Society; 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 2021, the Minister of National Defence appointed Michel as the Honorary Colonel of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. Between 2018 and 2021, Michel held the rank of Honorary Lieutenant Colonel. In early 2019, Michel also became a member of the Manitoba and North West Ontario Regional Council for the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC).