Heritage Researcher with the City of Peterborough wins prestigious research award

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Emily Turner, PhD, the City’s Heritage Researcher, has been awarded the 2019 Phyllis Lambert Prize by the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. The prize is awarded biennially to a PhD candidate or recent graduate with the best doctoral dissertation on the subject of the built environment (architecture, architectural history, theory, critic or conservation) in Canada.

Turner’s thesis, Mission Infrastructure Development in the Canadian North, c. 1850-1920, explores the impact that missionary architecture in the Canadian north had on the evangelization of northern indigenous people by missionary organizations.

The prize was awarded Tuesday evening at the opening reception of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada’s annual conference at the Cambridge Military Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia where Turner also delivered an address on her work. 

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