About the INQ

The Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) aims to foster the sustainable development of the North by bringing together Quebec’s expertise in the broad fields of northern and Arctic research. The cornerstone of this initiative is a far-reaching alliance between Université Laval, McGill University, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), and numerous public, private, and academic partners, as well as the aboriginal communities of northern Quebec. The INQ takes an inclusive, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the complex challenges of northern development. This unique intersectoral and interinstitutional institute brings together the top expertise in the natural, health, social and human sciences as well as engineering and the arts. This expertise is supported by large-scale northern research infrastructures and a scientific program that includes 5 research themes and 15 innovation platforms.


Registration is open for the MOOC Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces and Cultures

You have until February 26 to register for the MOOC Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces and Cultures, which will be held from February 5 to April 3, 2018. This course offers an introduction to sociopolitical issues of Northern Quebec that is the ancestral territory of many Aboriginal peoples.

For more details, visit the web page.

CEN’s 38th Annual Symposium

The Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) will hold its 38th annual symposium on February 15 and 16, 2018 at the Université de Sherbrooke. Registration is free, but you must register before February 12. The event will be in French.

For more information, visit the CEN website.

INQ's Research Guidelines are available

Compiled in partnership with representatives of the four Aboriginal peoples of Northern Québec, this guide sets out good practices for research in northern environments that are beneficial and respectful of Aboriginal peoples. This reference document is intended for all researchers and students interested in northern research.

To view the document: Research Guidelines

Institut nordique du Québec
Vice-rectorat à la recherche et à la création
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, local 1036
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval, Québec (Québec)
G1V 0A6


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