Les Prix du Québec honours Dr. Christina Cameron

Friday, December 14, 2018


Heritage Ottawa warmly congratulates Dr. Christina Cameron on her recent award of the Prix-Gérard Morisset 2018 for Heritage, one of the cultural awards bestowed by Les Prix du Québec, the Government of Quebec's highest distinctions awarded in science and culture.

The award recognizes Dr. Cameron’s long career dedicated to making our past a gift to the future. It was during her career with Parks Canada (1970 to 2005) that Dr. Cameron's philosophies of heritage conservation emerged, especially in her studies of Québec’s historic architecture. Her stature propelled her to the international stage representing Canada at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee from 1990 to 2008. During her tenure on that committee, she was especially influential in opening up the world heritage list to the world's developing nations, at a time when it had been largely dominated by European achievements.

Through her writings and teaching at the Université de Montréal, Dr. Cameron has influenced a generation of heritage professionals, and inspired many to care about their built heritage and special places.

Dr. Cameron has received numerous awards during her career, including the Order of Canada.

She has been a long time member of Heritage Ottawa and supporter of the organization's efforts.

Again, our warmest congratulations for an award well-deserved.

For more on this award and Dr. Cameron’s career, visit the Les Prix du Québec website.