Dominic Lapointe

Dr. Dominic Lapointe

Biography

Dr. Dominic Lapointe is a professor of tourism and tourism development at the department of urban and tourism studies at Université du Québec à Montréal. He holds a Ph.D. in regional development from Université du Québec à Rimouski. Responsible of the Groupe de recherche et d’intervention tourisme territoire et société (Gritts), he works on the production of tourism space and its role in the expansion of capitalism. His recent research focus on climate change, social innovations and indigenous tourism in peripheral areas, all of them using a critical geography perspective. Dominic Lapointe has published scientific articles, book chapters and research reports as well has presented scientific papers in international conferences and presented his work in different peripheral communities with whom he collaborates. He is also the actual director of the undergraduate programs in tourism and hospitality management at Université du Québec à Montréal.