Chairholder and team

Chairholder

Laurent Bourdeau is professor with the Départment de géographie (Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique) at Université Laval. Ph.D. holder in business administration (marketing specialist), his expertise resides in tourism marketing, tourism product development, experiential approach and destination attractiveness. He represents his university on UNESCO’s UNITWIN, the International Network "Culture Tourism and Development", a research and knowledge transfer network about tourism and culture in a sustainability perspective. Mr Bourdeau will collaborate with researchers from around the world whose focus in tourism research is linked with the purpose of the Chair. His knowledge of the tourism industry and his interaction with the Chair’s partners will allow him to establish models for the creation of innovative tourism products.

Mr Bourdeau has organised and taken part in several international scientific congresses. As chairholder, he aims to put together several international scientific events in Québec city and in the Charlevoix region in the coming years. These events will contribute to knowledge transfer, scientific collaborations and sharing of best practices. As a marketing professor within a geography department, his work exemplifies the multidisciplinary character of tourism, particularly regarding touristic attractiveness resulting from promoting destinations or tourism products.

Laurent Bourdeau, Ph.D.
Professor
Département de géographie
Université Laval


Researchers

Dr. Manuelle Aquilina
Maître de conférence

Université Catholique de l’Ouest Bretagne Sud

Étienne Berthold, Ph.D.
Professor
Département de géographie
Université Laval

Yves Brousseau
In charge of practical training

and Associate director for undergraduate studies
in geography and sustainble tourism
Département de géographie
Université Laval

Dr. Olivier Dehoorne
Professor
Université des Antilles (FWI)
Editor of revue Études Caribéennes

Maryse Côté-Hamel, Ph.D.
Professor
Département d'économie agroalimentaire et des sciences de la consommation
Université Laval

Pascale Marcotte, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Département de géographie
Université Laval

Jean Martin, Ph.D.
Directorate of History and Heritage
Department of National Defence
Government of Canada

Associate Professor

Guy Mercier, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Département de géographie
Université Laval

Dr. Bruno Sarrasin
Full Professeur
Département d'études urbaines et touristiques
Université du Québec à Montréal