Marc Denhez

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:B. Civ. Law (McGill); B.A. (Montreal); Law Society of Upper Canada


Marc Denhez is a bilingual author, lawyer, and adjudicator with thirty years’ experience in the law of built, natural and intangible heritage, along with planning, for sixteen countries, ten provinces, and UNESCO. He chaired the government-industry task force on the future of Canada’ residential renovation industry. He has taught at four universities, and lectured at another thirty in North America and Europe.

Research Interests

  • Heritage, planning, first nations, and environmental issues.


  • Among some 300 works, published in nine countries and five languages, are the books The Canadian Home, The Heritage Strategy Planning Handbook, and You Can`t Give It Away.


  • Awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners, International Association of Business Communicators, and Ontario Ministry of Culture; and a National Heritage Award from the Government of Canada.