Work E-mail: amichau3@uOttawa.ca
Alexandre Michaud is a lawyer who is conducting SSHRC-funded PhD studies in the field of Colonial & Aboriginal legal history with the Department of History at the University of Ottawa. More specifically, he is looking at the making of the Indian clauses (i.e., Indian country) of the 1763 Royal Proclamation in light of the Franco-British North America Boundary Commission that preceded the Seven Years War.
Alexandre has also conducted a number of academic research in the field of Aboriginal history and law, including for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Canada, the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies & the Chair in Métis Studies. In addition to teaching Aboriginal history at the University of Ottawa for both the Department of History and the Institute of Canadian & Aboriginal Studies, Alexandre worked for the Social History Journal (2013-2014) & organized the 2015 conference ‘Reconciliation & Métis in Canada’ under the supervision of Professor Larry Chartrand from the Faculty of Law – SSHRC-funded Metis Treaties Project.
Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Alexandre lived on the Sekwel’was reserve (Cayoose Creek – part of the St’at’imc people – Lillooet, B.-C.) as part of the Canada World Youth program. When he was working as Legal Counsel and Senior Analyst at Elections Canada, he provided electoral assistance to the election of the chief of the AFN and worked on education programs to encourage Canadian & Aboriginal youth to vote in federal elections. He obtained his law degree from the Université de Montréal & his Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Alexandre’s academic interests include colonial and intellectual history, as well as treaty-making between the Crown and Aboriginal Nations. His mother tongue is French.