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Joint International Research Units

Sentinel North funds Joint International Research Units (JIRUs), associated with Université Laval’s four Canada Excellence Research Chairs, that allow the program to benefit from the work of exceptional teams and consolidate collaborations with leading organizations in the pursuit of its research and technological development objectives.


Takuvik JIRU CNRS Sentinelle Nord UMI Takuvik

National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Associated with the CERC in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier
Director: Marcel Babin


Québec-Brazil Photonics Research JIRU Logo UNESP Sentinelle Nord UMI Quebec-Brazil Photonics Research

São Paulo State University, Brazil

Associated with the CERC in Photonic Innovations
Director: Younès Messaddeq


JIRU in Child Neural Development and Psychiatrylogo ulausanne sentinelle nord UMI de recherche en neuro-développement et psychiatrie de l'enfant

Lausanne University, Switzerland

Associated with the CERC in Neurophotonics
Director: Pierre Marquet


JIRU for Chemical and Biomolecular Research of the Microbiome and Its Impacts on
logo CNR sentinelle nord UMI de recherche chimique et biomoléculaire du microbiome et ses impacts sur la santé métabolique et la nutrition Metabolic Health and Nutrition

National Research Council, Italy)

Associated with the CERC in the Microbiome-Endocannabinoidome Axis in Metabolic Health
Director: Vincenzo Di Marzo
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As part of its internationalization strategy, Université Laval has opted to build close relations with a limited number of universities in order to foster stronger synergies.


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