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With its Sentinel North strategy, Université Laval fosters the convergence of expertise, transformative research, the development of new technologies and the training of a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers aimed at improving our understanding of the northern environment and its impact on humans and their health.

An integrated look at over six years of convergence research

Through five thematic chapters, the Research Compendium brings you selected results from Sentinelle North's teams, exploring the complex challenges of a changing North.

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International Summer School: Land, Food, Health and Well-being

From August 12 to 20, in a breathtaking northern setting, explore the close relationship between the land, health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples in this training program combining traditional, scientific and professional knowledge.

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Impact research for the North

Sentinel North's interdisciplinary teams have become a force of scientific impact with concrete benefits for the Arctic regions.

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Over 650 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, most of which are highly interdisciplinary and available in open access.

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  • International Summer School : Land, Food, Health and Well-being

    In collaboration with the Littoral Chair and the Mushuau-nipi Corporation, Sentinel North is offering a unique experiential training that focuses on ecosystemic approaches to health in a transdisci... read more

  • 2023 Sentinel North Scientific Meeting: a catalyst for discovery and innovation

    More than 300 participants from academia, northern organizations, federal and provincial agencies, and the public and private sectors gathered at the 2023 Sentinel North Science Meeting, a key inte... read more

  • Towards regulation of 'forever chemicals' ?

    Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been the subject of numerous research studies in recent years. These efforts are now leading to concrete actions, as these synthetic compou... read more

An unprecedented transdisciplinary strategy

Sentinel North is made possible, in part, thanks to funding from Canada First Research Excellence Fund.