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Science and Innovation Director

Louis FortierLouis Fortier

A professor of oceanography at Université Laval's department of biology, Louis Fortier is also the chairholder of the Canada Research Chair on the Response of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change, project leader for the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen, scientific director of ArcticNet, a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence, and scientific director of the Takuvik joint international laboratory.

He has contributed significantly over the years to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the North and the Arctic environment, earning a host of prestigious distinctions and awards in the process:

  • Radio-Canada's 2014 "Scientist of the Year"
  • La Presse and Radio-Canada "Scientific Personality of the Year" in 2005 and 2008
  • Officer of the Order of Canada, 2007, and Officer of Ordre national du Québec, 2008
  • Armand-Frappier Award for excellence in research and research development, 2010
  • Governor General's Northern Medal, 2013

With his wealth of experience, Mr. Fortier brings valuable expertise to INQ. He has been involved for decades in every facet of northern research, and as the science and innovation director at INQ, he has the ability to coalesce the leading-edge expertise of the many Québec researchers who have been active in the North over the past 50 years or so.

Executive Committee

Eugénie Brouillet
Vice Rector of Research and Innovation
Université Laval

Martha Crago
Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations
McGill University

Jean-François Blais
Interim Director of Research and Academic Affairs
Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Robert Sauvé
President and Chief Executive Officer
Société du Plan Nord

Louis Fortier
Director of Science and Innovation
Université Laval

Jean-Éric Tremblay
Acting Chair of the INQ Implementation Committee
Université Laval

Brigitte Bigué
Project Director, INQ
Université Laval

INQ Implementation Committee Members

Research Centers

Gilles Gauthier
Scientific Director
Centre for northern studies, Université Laval

Jean-Éric Tremblay
Scientific Director
Québec-Océan, Université Laval

Marcel Babin
Scientific Director
Takuvik, Université Laval

Thierry Rodon
Scientific Director
CIÉRA, Université Laval

Pierre Ayotte
Scientific Director
Nasivvik, Université Laval

Martin Fortier
Executive Director
Sentinel North, Université Laval

André Potvin
Scientific Director
Institut EDS, Université Laval

René Therrien
Vice Dean of Research, Faculté des sciences et génie
Université Laval

Murray Humphries
Director, CINE (Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment)
Université McGill

Paul Brassard
Northern Representative, RUIS (Réseau universitaire intégré en santé)
Université McGill

Louis Fortier
Scientific Director
INQ, ArcticNet, Amundsen, Takuvik, Université Laval

Jasmin Raymond
Chairholder INQ-INRS
L'Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

Founding Universities

Michel J. Tremblay
Deputy Vice Rector, Research, Creation and Innovation
Université Laval

Beatriz Osorio
INQ Coordinator at McGill
Université McGill

Jean-François Blais
Director
Centre Eau, Terre, Environnement, INRS

UQ Network Universities

François Deschênes
Vice Rector of research
Université du Québec à Rimouski

Other Universities

Marie-Josée Hébert
Vice Rector of research
Université de Montréal

Aboriginal Nations

Ellen Avard
Scientific Director
Makivik Corporation – Nunavik Research Centre

Mélissa Saganash
Director of Cree–Québec Relations
Cree embassy

Serge Ashini Goupil
Representative
Innu nation

Glenda Sandy
Representative
Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach

Suzy Basile
Professor
École d'études autochtones (UQAT, Val d'Or Campus)

Private Sector

Gaétan Lantagne
General Manager
Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (IREQ)

Francis Fournier
President and CEO
COREM

College Centres for the Transfer of Technology (Cctts)

Hussein Ibrahim
Scientific Coordinator
Institut technologiqe de maintenance industrielle (Cégep de Sept-Îles)

Société du Plan Nord

Robert Sauvé
President and CEO
Société du Plan Nord

Senior Advisor on the North

Michel Allard
Professor
Centre for northern studies, Université Laval

Najat Bhiry
Director
Centre for northern studies, Université Laval

Project Director

Brigitte Bigué
Project Director, Vice Rector Office, Research and Innovation
Université Laval