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Upcoming Scientific Meeting: November 2-4, 2021

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Research highlights

The Sentinel North teams are joining forces to generate knowledge and technological advances that lead to a better understanding of the changing northern environment and its impact on human health.

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New research projects to push innovation further

14 new projects enrich Sentinel North's collaborative research program, which aims to improve our understanding of the northern environment and its impact on humans and their health.

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Sentinel North Author Fund

The Fund is intended to support first-author publications by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in subscription or open-access journals. Next deadline : June 1st, 2021.

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Opportunities and competitions

Sentinel North offers many learning and funding opportunities that all students and professors are invited to seize.

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Environment | Health | Innovation

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 transdisciplinary researchers aimed at improving our understanding of the northern environment and its impact on humans and their health.


  • A research chair to better understand permafrost in Nunavik

    Nunavik has been hard hit by thawing permafrost, which has caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure, made travel in the region riskier, and limited the hunting, fishing, and gatherin... read more

  • Sentinel North excellence scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships competition

    Be part of the new generation of scientists for the North! Sentinel North announces its excellence scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships competition, from September 1 to October 13, 2021.<... read more

  • Historic specimens highlight the key role viruses play in Arctic ecosystems

    A collaboration between several centers and departments of Université Laval and the Natural History Museum of London suggests new avenues to better understand the key role of viruses in Arctic ecos... read more

An unprecedented transdisciplinary strategy

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