Contact Information

Department of History
Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East,
9th Floor
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5735
Fax: 613-562-5995

Natacha Lemieux
Academic Assistant, Undergraduate Studies
55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 8164
Tel.: 613 562-5800 ext. 1421

Suzanne Dalrymple
Academic Assistant, Graduate studies
55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 8154
Tel.: 613 562-5800 ext. 1297  

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

September to May
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June to August
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Michael D. Behiels

Full Professor, Department of History

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Office: 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 9124
Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 1305

University degrees

1978 – PhD History, York University
1969 – MA History, University of Alberta
1967 – BA, University of Alberta

Fields of interest

History of Modern Canada with an emphasis on political, ideological and constitutional development pertaining to the Canadian federal system and Quebec's role within the federation.

Selected publications

The State in Transition: Challenges for Canadian Federalism (2011)

The Essential Laurendeau, ed. (1976); Prelude to Quebec's Quiet Revolution (1985); Quebec Since 1945, ed. (1987); The Meech Lake Primer ed. (1989); Canada: Its Regions and People (1998); Canada at the Crossroads co-ed. (1999); Futures and Identities: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada ed. (1999); Nation, Ideas, Identities. Essays in Honour of Ramsay Cook co-ed. (2000); "Myth and Ideology: Contributions of Canadian Thinkers".

Editor of special issues

Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes (2000); "Nexus: Cultures, Pluralism and Globalization,"; Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes (2001); Québec since 1800: Selected, ed. (2002).
Chapters in many books, conference and colloquium collections.

Articles, review essays and reviews

Canadian Historical Review, Journal of Canadian Studies, Acadiensis, Revue de l'Université d'Ottawa, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Japanese Association of Canadian Studies Journal, The Canadian Encyclopedia, The Literary Review of Canada, Encarta: Microsoft CD-ROM, Cité libre, Alberta Law Review,& Policy Options.

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