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Michel S. Beaulieu is the Associate Vice-Provost Academic (Special Projects) and an External Relations Associate at Lakehead University.

A Professor of History and past-Chair of the Department of History, his research is wide-ranging, but generally deals with historical political, economic, and social issues relating to Northern Ontario. Michel is the President of the Champlain Society, President of the Ontario Historical Society, Vice-President of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, President of the Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.

His work within the community and as a historian has been recognized by numerous awards. In 2019, he was awarded Lakehead University’s Distinguished Researcher Award, the highest honour conferred by Lakehead University for research and scholarly activity.

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Select Major Publications:

Beaulieu, Michel S., David K. Ratz, Thorold J. Tonrud, and Jenna L. Kirker. Thunder Bay and the First World War, 1915-1919. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2018.

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

Zimmermann, Ernest Robert, Michel S. Beaulieu, and David K. Ratz. The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015.

Beaulieu, Michel S. Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-35. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011.

Beaulieu, Michel S. North of Superior: An Illustrated History of Northwestern Ontario. Toronto: James Lorimer, 2010.

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