Publications and Research

An award-winning historian, 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. His research projects typically involve community partnerships and tend to be transnational in nature. In 2019, he was awarded Lakehead University’s Distinguished Researcher Award (the highest honour conferred by Lakehead for research and scholarly activity).

Recent and in-press Publications (last 2 years)

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. Vancouver: UBC Press. in-press November 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.

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). https://champlainsociety.utpjournals.press/findings-trouvailles/2020/04/outside-the-barbed-wire-fence?

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., David K. Ratz, Thorold J. Tronrud, and Jenna L. Kirker. Thunder Bay and the First World War, 1914-1919. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2018. *Winner of the 2019 M. Elizabeth Arthur Award for the best book on the history of Northwestern Ontario

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K. Ratz, and Ronald N. Harpelle, eds. Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018.

Beaulieu, Michel S. "The Finnish Canadian Contribution to Early Canadian Socialist Organizations." In Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald Harpelle, 29-50. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018.

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K Ratz, and Ronald Harpelle. "Writing About the Finnish Canadian Experience" and "Afterword." In Hard Work Conquers All: Building the Finnish Community in Canada, edited by Michel S. Beaulieu, David K. Ratz, and Ronald Harpelle, 1-28 and 226-229. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018.

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