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Institut nordique du Québec - Ensemble pour le Nord

Members and Partners

Members

The categories of INQ membership are regular, associate and user. Members must conduct research related to northern or Arctic issues. INQ partners are legal entities concerned with northern or Arctic issues.

Regular members

A regular member of the INQ is a Québec institution of higher education or legal entity conducting research related to northern or Arctic issues.

  • List of regular members
    Concordia University
    Université Concordia

    Concordia University

    Concordia University is active in the field of renewable energies. A technical and economic feasibility study on the potential for geothermal systems in Nunavik is underway, with a view to boosting access to cleaner energy for remote communities in Nunavik.

    École de technologie supérieure
    École de technologie supérieure

    École de technologie supérieure

    ÉTS researchers are contributing to the sustainable development of the North by focusing their efforts on the hydrological impacts of climate change in northern regions. They are also interested in the energy sector, specifically dielectric materials, and the effect of ageing insulating systems used in electrotechnics.

    INRS
    Institut national de la recherche scientifique

    INRS

    Three of the four centres that make up INRS are actively involved in INQ'S activities. Eau Terre Envrionnement Research Centre is devoted to Québec's sustainable development in hydrology, aquatic biogeochemistry, earth sciences, sanitation and reclamation. Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre has developed a unique expertise in the areas of human and animal health and sustainable environments, specifically in environmental biotechnologies and environmental toxicology. Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre, through the DIALOG network and the ODENA alliance, provides leadership in the field of Indigenous studies, supports the social, economic, political and cultural development of Indigenous peoples and offers an innovative space for dialogue between First Peoples and university communities, a space that is based on the promotion of research and the co-construction of knowledge and that is committed to the development of fair, equal and just social relationships.

    McGill university
    Université McGill

    McGill university

    McGill University is the architect of the Centre for Indigenous People’s Nutrition and Environment, as well as the Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives, the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, the McGill Arctic Research Station and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. The mission of the RUIS McGill integrated university healthcare network is to provide Quebecers with improved access to healthcare. It is responsible for a territory stretching from Montreal to Nunavik, where it facilitates the delivery of care to inhabitants, along with teaching, research and the evaluation of healthcare technologies.

    Polytechnique Montréal
    École Polytechnique Montréal

    Polytechnique Montréal

    ÉPM contributes to the development of the North and northern communities, notably through its engineering research and training. Dams and infrastructure, glaciology, geotechnics and permafrost, environmental engineering, structural geology, hydrology of cold regions, water quality modelling, geothermal energy, mining exploration and operations, rare earths... these are just some of the areas of specialization in which researchers at the Polytechnique bring their unique expertise to INQ's work. Not only do they contribute by creating knowledge, but also by adapting civil and industrial infrastructure to the impact of climate change and to the transition to a more sustainable society.

    Réseau de l'UQ
    Réseau de l'UQ

    Réseau de l'UQ

    The member institutions of the Université du Québec network are conducting a wide range of teaching, research and creation and community services for, by and with various actors and communities in Northern Québec. They are engaged in several fields, including the health and development of Indigenous communities, traditional knowledge, the promotion and sustainable use of natural resources, ecosystem conservation and climate change. The team at Université du Québec actively supports initiatives put forth by the institutions and their partners and spurs collaboration to develop relevant, innovative and group-driven solutions to the major challenges affecting the future of northern populations and these territories.

    Université de Montréal
    Université de Montréal

    Université de Montréal

    Université de Montréal is a catalyst for interdisciplinary and interinstitutional initiatives in both animal health and climate science. The university is a pioneer in northern arts studies and in research into the rights of First Peoples and is always in the vanguard on issues relating to territory and societies. Its numerous innovation labs are currently hard at work on incorporating knowledge related to experience, memory, culture, heritage, narratives and research. They are also striving for the improved integration into the university of First Nations and Inuit peoples, as well as their philosophies and cultures, from a perspective of recognition and reconciliation.

    Université de Sherbrooke
    Université de Sherbrooke

    Université de Sherbrooke

    Researchers at Université de Sherbrooke are working on the characterization of water and snow in the North. They also specialize in remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) and are studying the complex relationships between human activity, climate change and natural risks in the North.

    Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
    Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

    Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

    Researchers at Université de Sherbrooke are working on the characterization of water and snow in the North. They also specialize in remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) and are studying the complex relationships between human activity, climate change and natural risks in the North.

    Université du Québec à Montréal
    Université du Québec à Montréal

    Université du Québec à Montréal

    At UQAM, 14 departments work in the North and Arctic. The training activities dedicated specifically to the North are divided into many disciplines: history, politics, tourism, literature, the arts, religious sciences, linguistics and sociology. UQAM researchers collaborate with Indigenous communities on projects to analyze social, cultural, economic and environmental issues related to the North and the wintery world. The UQAM Northern and Arctic Research Portal, available online, chronicles the research and training activities dealing with the North and Arctic that are carried out or organized at UQAM. This portal also aims to strengthen links between researchers from different disciplines and promote the development of multisectoral training activities.

    Université du Québec à Rimouski
    Université du Québec à Rimouski

    Université du Québec à Rimouski

    UQAR is home to a diverse group of researchers who focus on northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective. This critical mass of researchers is spread throughout several departments, as well as Institut des sciences de la mer, BORÉAS institutional research group, the Uapishka Research Station and five Canada Research Chairs which focus on northern biodiversity, integrative biology of northern fauna, geochemistry of coastal ecosystems, coastal geosciences and marine geology.

    UQTR
    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

    UQTR

    UQTR boasts a dynamic environmental science department and is innovative in research on tourism, economics, engineering and health sciences. Its researchers have developed an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the transformations northern ecosystems and the cryosphere are undergoing. Experts in psychoeducation are helping improve services to the Inuit, while UQTR-trained midwives are assisting in childbirth and playing a vital role in Nunavik communities.

    UQAT
    Université du Québec en Abitibi

    UQAT

    From the study of hydrogeological dynamics of aquifers north of the 49th parallel, to analyzing the impact of mining sites on northern biodiversity and developing best practices in ethical research in an Indigenous context, UQAT has positioned itself as a pioneer in participatory research with First Peoples. UQAT researchers have a strong and recognized expertise in forestry. As a result, UQAT hosts l’Institut de recherche sur les forêts (IRF), whose mission is to contribute to the maintenance of forest ecosystem services through an interdisciplinary approach to research, training, and the dissemination and integration of knowledge among the territory’s many users.

    Université Laval
    Université Laval

    Université Laval

    A pioneer for over half a century in northern and Arctic research, Université Laval is home to several major interuniversity research centres, including Centre d’études nordiques (CEN), Québec Océan (QO) and Centre interuniversitaire d’études en recherches autochtones (CIÉRA). It oversees the Sentinel North research program and is home to Institut nordique du Québec and ArcticNet, three front-line northern research initiatives. The CCGS Amundsen icebreaker, a state-of-the-art research ship deployed to the Arctic Ocean and Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (CNRS/UL), devoted to remote sensing of Canada's new Arctic frontier, are also hosted by Université Laval.

    Université TÉLUQ
    Université TÉLUQ

    Université TÉLUQ

    With an outlook that's open to the world, Université TÉLUQ encourages and promotes learning at all stages of life and helps develop knowledge by offering a vast selection of online programs and courses available from anywhere in the world. Its training offerings are innovative and stimulating, both in terms of the content and pedagogical approach. Université TÉLUQ's teaching staff is devoted to developing new knowledge, high-level research and educational innovations.

Affiliated researchers

An affiliated researcher comes from a higher education institution working in the humanities, health, social sciences or pure and applied sciences whose research and innovation efforts clearly address northern issues and challenges - Northern Quebec (>49th parallel) or the Canadian and circumpolar Arctic.

The list of affiliated researchers is submitted by the regular member to the INQ Steering Committee, which must approve the affiliation of each researcher. If you are a researcher wishing to affiliate with INQ, refer to your Vice President, Research or its equivalent.

List of affiliated centres and researchers by regular member:

Associate members

An associate member of the INQ is an institution higher education or a legal entity outside the province of Quebec conducting research related to northern or Arctic issues.

Organizations interested in becoming associate members of the INQ are invited to complete the membership form.

List of INQ Associate Members:

To come.

User members

A user member is a public, parapublic or private organization, company or individual interested in the activities of the INQ and a potential user of results resulting emanating from INQ research, who wishes to contribute to and be regularly informed of INQ activities. User-members must assume the costs associated with INQ services, if they are required.

Organization interested in becoming user-members of the INQ are invited to complete the membership form.

List of INQ user-members:

To come.

Partners

Other legal entities that make use of northern research may join the INQ as a partnering legal entity.

Organizations interested in becoming partners of the INQ are invited to complete the membership form.

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