Michel S. Beaulieu graduated from Lakehead University with and HBA in English and History and a BEd in 2001. He completed an MA in History in 2003, before (reluctantly) leaving Thunder Bay to pursue a PhD at Queen's University. An award winning author and historian, he is currently a Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Lakehead University.
Since his days serving as a LUSU representative on Senate committees, Michel has consistently been an active member of the community, volunteering his time within the university as well as regionally, nationally, and internationally. He is currently the President of The Champlain Society, Vice-President of the Ontario Historical Society, Vice-President of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, and sits on the Board of Directors of a number of organizations including the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
Numerous awards have recognized his work within the community work and as a historian. These include a Northwestern Ontario Visionary Award (2016), Canadian Forces Liaison Council's Award of Excellence for Best Practices in Employer Support: Educational Institution (2015), the City of Thunder Bay's Heritage Award (2011), and the Alumni Association's Young Alumni Award (2010). Michel is also the Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment.
More information about Michel (and how to contact him) can be found at http://msbeaulieu.lakeheadu.ca