Working Groups

an unprecedent cooperative effort to define guidelines for northern research

1.
working group on sustainable development

Leader
Murray Humphries (McGill)

François Anctil (Université Laval)
Thierry Rodon (Université Laval)

Meeting
December 14, 2015

Role
Draw on the UN’s sustainable development objectives and validate those relevant for the North within INQ; develop suitable indicators for the North as well as a sustainable development toolbox for northern research.

2.
Working group on research priorities

Leader
Jean-Éric Tremblay (Université Laval)

Thierry Rodon (Université Laval)
Warwick F. Vincent (Université Laval)
Murray Humphries (McGill)
Jean-François Blais (INRS)
Alexandre Baillargeon (SPN)
Francis Fournier (FPInnovations)
Gaétan Lantagne (IREQ)

Meetings
November 25, 2015;
January 11 and February 9, 2016

Role
Define INQ research priorities and themes based on existing programs and with all INQ partners. Scientific programs will be updated through a series of workshops for each of the five priorities. Leaders for each priority and theme have been appointed.

3.
Working Group on partnerships

Leader
René Therrien (Université Laval)

Michel Allard (Université Laval)
Yves Bégin (INRS)
Francis Fournier (FPInnovations)
Sophie D'Amours (Université Laval)
Gaétan Lantagne (IREQ)

Meetings
November 23, 2015;
January 7 and February 9, 2016

Role
Define partnerships (conditions, type, involvement); identify INQ’s current partners; define the procedure for recognizing partners; draw up a partnership development strategy and a financing strategy in relation to partnership; submit a plan for innovation.

4.
Working group on infrastructure

Leader
Christine Barnard (CEN)

Jean-François Blais (INRS)
Marie-Hélène Forget (Takuvik)
Francis Fournier (FPInnovations)
Keith Levesque (Amundsen)
Wayne Pollard (McGill)
Stéphane Prémont (INRS)
Brigitte Robineau (Québec-Océan)

Meetings
December 17, 2015; January 20,
January 25, January 26, and
March 16, 2016

Role
Coordinate and facilitate access to and use of all INQ’s infrastructure, facilities, and services. This committee aims to optimize the management, use, and acquisition of infrastructure in accordance with the various components of INQ and its partners.

5.
first peoples Working group

Leader
Mélissa Saganash (Cri)

Ellen Avard (Inuit)
Serge Ashini Goupil (Innu)
Élodie Lagrange (Naskapi)
Marie Audette (Université Laval)

Meetings
February 11 and april 27, 2016

Role
Define joint and specific research needs and priorities for Aboriginal communities in the North; define a code for the responsible conduct of research in the Northern territory in keeping with the activities of the First Peoples; define Aboriginal knowledge and identify its role within INQ.

 

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