Results of the Second Call for the Sustainable North Partnership Research Program

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Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) and Université Laval's Sentinel North Research Strategy (SN) announces funding for five additional projects under its Building a Sustainable North Partnership Research Program. A total of $1.5 million was awarded in this second call for proposals for inter-institutional and multidisciplinary projects that will generate new knowledge about the North and the Arctic, with a view to the sustainable development of Northern Quebec and the well-being of the communities that inhabit this territory.

An impartial selection committee composed of INQ partners, researchers with varied expertise and representatives of northern communities was responsible the detailed evaluation of the 14 applications deemed eligible for submission to the call, which was launched in February 2020.

The INQ congratulates the five research teams that received funding. We look forward to following the progress of your research.

Project title

Principal Investigator


Research priorities

Dynamicsof the Innu ancestral territory (Nitassinan) through the morpho-sedimentary and sociocultural study of Lake Manicouagan (Reservoir)
  • Patrick Lajeunesse (ULaval)
  • Caroline Desbiens (ULaval)
  • Pierre Francus (INRS)
  • Justine Gagnon (ULaval)
1, 3, 5
Housing and energy transition in Nunavuk: A better understanding of human, tecnical and enironmental issues
  • Louis Gosselin (ULaval)
  • Geneviève Cloutier (ULaval)
  • Myriam Blais (ULaval)
  • André Potvin (ULaval)
  • Geneviève Vachon (ULaval)
  • Mourad Ben Amor (UdeS)
1, 4, 5
Impacts of climate change and browning on Salmonid oxythermal habitat and green house gas emissions in Arctic regions
  • Isabelle Laurion (INRS-ETE)
  • André St-Hilaire (INRS)
  • Raoul-Marie Couture (ULaval)
  • Normand Bergeron (INRS)
1, 3
Nunatsiavut Coastal Interactions Project (NCIP): Climate, Environment and Labrador Inuit subsistence strategies
  • James Woollett (ULaval)
  • Najat Bhiry (ULaval)
  • Anne de Vernal (UQAM)
  • Philippe Gachon (UQAM)
  • Audrey Limoges (UNB)
  • Reinhard Pienitz (ULaval)
1, 3
UVILUQ :The use of liquid biopsies for monitoring the health of coastal marine ecosystems
  • Yves St-Pierre (INRS-IAF)
  • Philippe Archambault (ULaval)
  • Jacques Corbeil (ULaval)
2, 3, 4



These five new projects, of three-years in duration, will begin in the coming weeks and are in addition to the two projects previously funded under the Building a Sustainable North Partnership Research Program.


About Institut nordique du Québec
The vision of the INQ reflects the will and determination of partners to develop a sustainable North based on the foundations of knowledge. Integrating scientific and community knowledge, including traditional indigenous knowledge, in partnership with the public and private sectors, INQ hopes to develop the Canadian Arctic and Northern Quebec for future generations with a prosperous economy, clean energy, healthy ecosystems, viable infrastructures, vibrant communities, and adapted education and health systems.

About Sentinel North
Canada First Research Excellence Fund, the Sentinel North Strategy allows Université Laval to draw on over a half-century of northern and optics/photonics research to develop innovative new technology, train the next generation of transdisciplinary researchers and improve our understanding of the northern environment and its impact on human beings and their health. Sentinel North supports important trans-disciplinary research and training programs that will prepare for changes in northern environments at various scales, from microbiota to ecosystems, and use the best technologies and intervention strategies for sustainable health and development.

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