The holder of the Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage Lucie K. Morisset receives the 2021 Robert-Lionel-Séguin Prize for her commitment to the safeguard and enhancement of Quebec’s built heritage. The latter is a professor in the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies at the School of Management Sciences at the University of Quebec in Montreal.
The heritage approach proposed by Professor Morisset intends to link the expertise of researchers to the experience of residents and owners of heritage buildings. By presenting him with this prize, awarded since 1984 in memory of the ethnologist and historian Robert-Lionel Séguin (1920-1982), the Association of Owners and Friends of Old Houses of Quebec (APMAQ) wanted to put forward his work. , including his doctoral thesis Arvida, model city, modern city, city of aluminum, which is one of the milestones that have enabled this ensemble to receive international recognition.
Professor Morisset is scientific advisor to the Arvida Heritage Recognition Monitoring Committee (CORPA). His candidacy for the Robert-Lionel-Séguin prize was also submitted to the APMAQ, the organization which awards this important heritage prize, by the City of Saguenay, which today includes the former city of Arvida.
The APMAQ indicated, in connection with this award given to Lucie K. Morisset, that it would hold its 2022 annual general meeting in Arvida.