Research professional

Myriam Guillemette holds a doctoral degree in urban studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She specializes in questions regarding winterity and nordic studies. Her doctoral thesis pertained to Montreal’s winter identity and the scientific relation between winter as a social construct and the unique characteristics that define the urban context. Her association with various pluridisciplinary research teams allows her to further her research on the various notions of heritage, more specifically intangible and cultural heritage. Holder of a master’s degree in urban planning from the Faculty of Environmental Design of the University of Montreal as well as a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from York University, Myriam has a keen interest for spatial planning and the development of citizen’s involvement in decision-making processes. Her professional experience includes work in the municipal and non-profit sectors, where she worked on furthering the notions of sustainable development and eco-districts on a local scale, notably the borough of Lachine, located in Montreal. In May 2021, she joined the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape at the Université de Montréal as a research officer.