Publications and Research

Michel’s publications include over a dozen books and over three-dozen book chapters and articles exploring the social, economic, and political history of Northern Ontario. Typically involving community partnerships and transnational in nature, his work has been funded by a number of agencies including SSHRC and IDRC. Michel's research and community work has been recognized by a number of awards, including Lakehead University’s Distinguished Researcher Award (the highest honour conferred by Lakehead for research and scholarly activity). Click here for a PDF list of publications  or click here for information on exhibits, film, and media projects.

Recent and in-press Publications (last 2 years)

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Walter Peace. World Book Encyclopedia, s.v. “Ontario,” pages 764-787. Chicago: World Book Encyclopedia, forthcoming 2022.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Jenna L. Kirker. "The Continued Evolution of Fort William and Port Arthur into the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada." In Twin Cities: Borders, Urban Communities and Relationships over Time, 2nd ed., edited by John Garrard and Ekaterina Mikhailova. London and New York: Routledge. forthcoming 2021.

Beaulieu, Michel S. “'But there is another source of liberty and vitality in our country:' Louis St-Laurent and Regional Development." In The Unexpected Louis St-Laurent: Politics and Policies for a Modern Canada, edited by Patrice Dutil, 222-242. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "It is better to retreat now than be crushed altogether": Questions of Ethnicity and the Communist Party of Canada at the Lakehead.” In Left Transnationalism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions, edited by Oleska Drachewych and Ian McKay, 337-359. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "Political Mapping: Louis St-Laurent’s 1949 Tour of Western Canada." Findings|Trouvailles (November 2020).

Beaulieu, Michel S. Review of One Job Town: Work, Belonging, and Betrayal in Northern Ontario, by Steven High. University of Toronto Quarterly “Letters in Canada 2020” 89, no.3 (Summer 2020): 570-71.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Beth Boegh, eds. Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVIII (2020). 145 pages.

de Ruiter, Brian and Michel S. Beaulieu with special thanks to Erno Rossi. “Outside the Barbed Wire Fence: Oral History and German POWs in Wainfleet Township.” Findings|Trouvailles (April 2020).

Lemelin, Raynald Harvey, Michel S. Beaulieu, and David Ratz. "'Everything Changed!' - The Ramification of the Second World War on the Canadian North." Journal of Tourism Futures 5, no. 4 (2019): 83-90.

Blanchard, David and Michel S. Beaulieu. "The Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Terrace Bay." Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 47 (2019): 107-120.

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Beth Boegh, eds. Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVII (2019). 128 pages.