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Research Program

3 transdisciplinary research themes fostering innovation, partnerships and technology transfer

HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM

LARGE-SCALE DRIVERS OF CHANGE IN ARCTIC

DECISION-MAKING AND MITIGATION

DATA ANALYSIS AND MODELING

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Conceptual framework

In a context of accelerating climate change and social and economic development in the arctic and subarctic regions, Sentinel North will provide knowledge to monitor and prepare for changes in northern environments at scales ranging from microbiota to entire ecosystems and using the best technology and intervention strategies in the pursuit of sustainable health and development.

Research program

The ambitious Sentinel North research program is articulated within three large thematic research projects in which technological innovation, particularly in optics and photonics, will take place. 

Thematic projects are divided into 21 sub-projects. Explore each Thematic project to learn more about each sub-project, or read the summary of all projects here (.pdf, 1,2 Mo).

 

Research chairs

University Laval's Vice-Rectorate for Research, Creation and Innovation (VRRCI) is supporting research chairs to attract new researchers who will consolidate and / or fill the institution's capacity in strategic research areas for Sentinel North.

Learn more about Sentinel North Research Chairs

 

Research support programs

Sentinel North deploys several programs to support research, notably a Technological platform, a Northern infrastructure access program, and a Technology maturation fund.

An unprecedented research strategy

Sentinel North is an ambitious research program that encourages the development of diverse teams and concerted research projects focusing on discovery, transdisciplinarity, innovation, collaboration, national and international partnerships, and technology transfer.

Sentinel North's first call for proposals reached its objective to mobilize Université Laval's research community and its collaborators. Selected projects involve dozens of novel transdisciplinary collaborations between high-level researchers and renown research centres of our institution and beyond.

 

21


transdisciplinary research projects

140+

 
professors
 

50


research professionnals
 

34

 
departements
 

175+


graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

40+


research chairs
 

4


Canada Excellence Research Chairs

30+


research centres and institutes