The Faculté de foresterie, géographie et géomatique (the Faculty) and its Département de géographie (the Department) gathers several renowned researchers competent to intervene on questions related to territory attractiveness, innovation, sustainable development, geomarketing and tourism.

In addition to its research center on the Université Laval’s campus, the Chair will hold an office in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive (Charlevoix). This will facilitate on site research activities, such as data collection, and knowledge transfer activities. This meeting and sharing space will benefit students, researcher, Chair partners and tourism organizations of the region.

The Chair will also host international summer schools and scientific events about issues relevant to its mission and research program.

The research program revolves around three axis:

Territory attractiveness
Tourism innovation
Market intelligence