INQ and Université Laval to host the Secretariat of the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group
The news, made public Thursday May 20 by Minister Marc Garneau at the Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik, is welcomed with pride and enthusiasm by INQ and its partners.
In January, Global Affairs Canada issued a call for proposals to identify a host institution for the new permanent Secretariat of the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).
The INQ submitted its proposal in February following four weeks of hard work supported by dozens of collaborators who helped express and synthesize the vitality and quality of Quebec's northern and Arctic research community for whom sustainable development of these regions is a priority issue.
Scientific News | Mapping groundwater north of the 49th parallel
Water does not only flow in lakes and rivers. It also circulates under our feet, in aquifers, made up of fractured rock or porous granular sediments. It is from these aquifers that 25% of Quebec's drinking water is drawn.
Ten years ago, however, there was a great lack of knowledge about the quantity and quality of groundwater. We were drawing from an unknown source. This is why in 2008, the Quebec government launched the Quebec Groundwater Knowledge Acquisition Program. Today, the approaches and knowledge developed under this program benefit the Cree Nation.
Research Guidelines, a guide to getting off on the right foot in your new research project
Are you planning to conduct a research project in a northern environment? Would you like to know more about research ethics in an indigenous context? INQ is proud to provide you with the Research Guidelines, an indispensablereference for the development and implementation of research projects in the North.
Training | Introduction to Northern Research and Issues
Save the dates : October 8-11, 2021
Theme : Knowledge Mobilization and Sharing
INQ and its partners invite Quebec, Canadian and Indigenous students to gather with mentors from academic, indigenous and non-native communities to develop the skills to carry out a campaign to mobilize and share knowledge resulting from northern research.
The call for proposals supports projects with cross-cutting themes and issues related to climate-induced changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat, as well as impacts on Inuit and community health and well-being.
The ArcticKT Portal, is a fully web-based and freely accessible platform. It aims to muster scientific and northern expertise in Canada and abroad, to inform decision-making, policy and adaptation strategies in the Canadian and circumpolar Arctic. The Portal gathers a wide range of information on marine and terrestrial systems, Inuit health, education and adaptation, northern policy and development, and knowledge transfer.
The ArcticKT Portal is an initiative of ArcticNetNetwork of Centres of Excellence of Canada.
Uapishka Station has reached an important milestone in ensuring visiters safety. An emergency shelter has been installed at Lac de la Plénitude at an altitude of nearly 1,000 metres, which will allow greater efficiency in meeting the growing need for safety.
Do you know the Louis-Edmond Hamelin (L-E-H)? Much more than a simple boat, the L-E-H is a true mobile research station specialized in coastal environments. Versatile and flexible, this vessel is small enough to venture close to the coast and large enough to deploy cutting-edge instruments that are difficult for small boats to deploy. And the good news is that the L-E-H is more accessible than ever. Thanks to a new partnership between the Centre for northern studies and Reformar, the L-E-H is available for research projects by scientists of all backgrounds.
Whether it is to quench your thirst for knowledge or simply to entertain yourself, Les Docus offers you a bank of 58 French-language documentaries with free access specifically on the theme of the North.