Publications and Research

Michel’s research typically explores the social, economic, and political history of Northern Ontario and has been funded by a number of agencies such as SSHRC and IDRC. His 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 Publications (last 3 years)

Nicol, Heather, Michel S. Beaulieu, and Diane Hirshberg. "The University of the Arctic (UArctic) as a Non-State Actor in the Circumpolar World." In Non-State Actors in the Arctic Region, edited by Nikolas Sellheim and Dwayne Menezes, 63-77. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 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 across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders, edited by Ekaterina Mikhailova and John Garrard, 35-47. London and New York: Routledge, 2022.

Thorold J. Tronrud and Michel S. Beaulieu, eds. Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records L (2022).

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

Beaulieu, Michel S. and Thorold J. Tronrud, eds. Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLIV (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.

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 6, no. 1 (2020): 83-90.

Beaulieu, Michel S. Zapamiętaj Mnie: The Life of Janina Kokocinski. Thunder Bay: Privately published, 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).

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).

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).