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Research Program

A transdisciplinary research program for environment, health and innovation in the North

The Sentinel North research program encourages the development of collaborative teams and research projects with an emphasis on discovery, transdisciplinarity, innovation, teamwork, national and international partnerships, and technology transfer.

The initiative builds on the convergence of research areas in which Université Laval is already recognized as a national and international leader, notably through the attribution of four Canada Excellence Research Chairs in the fields of northern and Arctic science, optics/photonics, cardiometabolic health and the microbiome, and neuroscience.

34


departments

150+


professors

300+

graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows

45+

transdisciplinary
teams

100+

research
professionnals

400+

partners and
collaborators

 

Conceptual framework

Sentinel North Conceptual Framework

In the face of accelerating climate change and socioeconomic development in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, the Sentinel North research program helps generate the knowledge required to monitor and prepare for environmental changes at multiple levels—from microbes to ecosystems—using better technologies, predictive models, and intervention strategies oriented toward sustainable health and development.

SYNERGISTIC RELATIONS IN RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Sentinel North’s partnership and collaboration strategy is based on a vast network of academic, public, and private collaborators backed by numerous research centres and groups. At the international level, research and training partnerships are based on the desire of internationally renowned institutions and researchers to work together on innovative joint projects with a view to building long-term collaborative relationships.

 

Collaborations and Partnerships

 

carte collaborations et partenariats sentinelle nord