History

The need for a multidisciplinary, interuniversity research institute to address the issues facing northern and arctic regions emerged out of a series of discussions, deliberations and key events.

The INQ takes shape

05-2011

Quebec unveils the original incarnation of its Plan Nord, a blueprint for the development of the mining, energy, social, cultural, and tourist potential of Quebec's territory north of the 49th parallel.

06-2012

Université Laval publishes Mobilizing for a Sustainable North: Research Issues and Priorities, which sets out a scientific foundation for sustainable northern development based on an unprecedented voluntary consultation involving some 65 northern researchers and experts.

09-2012

Fonds de recherche du Québec holds a northern research day with more than 115 researchers. Université Laval is invited to present its approach for mobilizing northern expertise.

06-2014

The 2014–2015 provincial budget earmarks $3 million for the INQ. Funds are awarded to Université Laval with the provision that the new headquarters will be on the UL campus.

09-2014

Université Laval, McGill University, and INRS sign a framework agreement for the foundation of the INQ.

10-2014

Université Laval, McGill University, and INRS publicly announce their intention to jointly found the INQ.

11-2014

The INQ implementation committee, composed of members of the partner institutions, meets for the first time.

04-2015

The provincial government unveils its Plan Nord à l’Horizon 2035, describing the conditions of success for the Plan Nord. The INQ is listed as a priority for the development of scientific knowledge.

The INQ implementation committee is officially appointed.

06-2015

The INQ is cited as a priority federal election issue by the Ville de Québec.

The INQ holds a consultation workshop to develop its strategic position and visual identity.

Institut nordique du Québec
Vice-rectorat à la recherche et à la création
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, local 1036
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval, Québec (Québec)
G1V 0A6

Contact:

© Copyright 2017 Institut nordique du Québec. All rights reserved.