Appel à sessions, communications et affiches pour les Journées nordiques INQ 2020

Call for sessions, oral presentations and posters for the INQ Northern Days

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Institut nordique du Québec is pleased to launch its call for sessions, oral presentations and posters for the fourth edition of INQ Northern Days. This year's event will be held at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City from May 19 to 21, 2020 with the theme of sustainable development of northern communities.

This multidisciplinary event will bring together researchers, members of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, students and representatives of government, non-governmental and private sector organisations to discuss the various issues and visions regarding the sustainable development of northern communities.

We invite stakeholders interested in the sustainable development of northern communities to submit proposals for sessions, presentations or posters by February 3, 2020, by completing the forms provided through the links below. The submissions will be evaluated by a scientific committee and the sessions, papers and posters to be presented at the conference will be made public in March 2020.

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Guidelines for sessions

To submit a session proposal, you must complete this form.

This information will be requested in the form:

  • Title of the session;
  • The name of the primary person responsible for the session as well as his or her contact details (email, address, institution or affiliated organization);
  • The names and contact information of the session co-chairs, if applicable;
  • Language of the session**;
  • Names of potential presenters;
  • Description of the proposed session (200 words maximum). The organizing committee will use this text to evaluate the quality of the session. If your session is accepted, this text will also be used to promote your session;
  • Short biographies of the primary person responsible the session and the potential presenters (maximum 50 words/ person);
  • The priority research area(s) in which your session falls. For details of the research areas, visit the INQ website.

Guidelines for oral presentations

To submit a session proposal, you must complete this form.

This information will be requested in the form:

  • Title of the presentation;
  • Name of the presenter(s) and their contact information (email, address, institution or affiliated organization);
  • If applicable, the names of the co-authors and their contact information (please indicate whether or not they will be present at the event);
  • Language of communication**;
  • Short description of the presentation (maximum 150 words). The organizing committee will use this text to evaluate the quality of the communication. If your presentation is accepted, this text will also be used to promote your communication;
  • Short biography of the presenter(s) (maximum 50 words). The session chair will use this information to introduce you;
  • The priority research area(s) in which your communication is based. For details of the research areas, visit the INQ website.

Guidelines for posters

To submit a session proposal, you must complete this form.

This information will be requested in the form:

  • Poster title
  • Name of the poster's authors and their contact details 
  • Names of authors attending the event. At least one of the poster's authors must be present to present the poster.
  • Please indicate whether or not the main author is a student. If you are a student, you may be eligible for the poster competition. More details will be provided in January.
  • Language of the poster**;
  • Short description of the poster (maximum 100 words). The organizing committee will use this text to evaluate the quality of your poster. If your poster is accepted, this text will also be used in the promotion of your poster;
  • The priority research area(s) in which the subject pf your poster falls .

 

Supplementary information

The length of presentations will vary depending on the format and number of presenters in each session. A session will last a maximum of 90 minutes and individual presentations must not exceed 30 minutes, including questions. The permitted times may be reduced. This will be confirmed in March.

Session chairs, presenters and at least one of the authors of each accepted poster must register and pay their registration fee by May 1, 2020. Otherwise, the organizing committee reserves the right to cancel your session, presentation or poster.

** Sessions, oral presentations and posters can be in either French or English. However, it should be noted that there will be no simultaneous translation during the event. If you plan to present in an Indigenous language, please notify the organizing committee.

Description of the theme

The three aspects of sustainable development, namely economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection[1], are expressed in a particular way in northern Quebec, Canada and, more broadly, internationally.  These aspects undoubtedly have a significant influence on the daily lives of the people who live in the North and the research that takes place there.

The objective of this edition of Northern Days is to explore the different realities of sustainable development in northern communities here and elsewhere using different disciplines. This event will highlight new research in the field and build links between researchers, northerners, government officials, NGOs and private sector representatives to find innovative solutions to the various challenges of sustainable development facing communities in the North.

INQ invites all stakeholders interested in any of the themes to present their research.

Economic development and natural resources

The North has immense economic potential that is often limited to the development of its natural resources. However, due to their geographical isolation, projects in these regions are often difficult to implement. In addition, while the development of northern resources has important benefits for the country where it takes place, the benefits are often more limited for northerners. Indigenous nations lag behind the rest of Canada in terms of income, level of education rates of employment, it is therefore essential to focus on ways to reduce poverty and inequality.

The North is a territory of many nations and cultures, each with its own way of life. However, in the face of the globalization of cultures, climate change and development projects on the territory, various aspects related to Indigenous culture and knowledge are being lost. At the same time, Indigenous nations are still suffering the effects of colonization, which partly explains the adverse economic and social conditions, in terms of health, housing, crime and education. In response to these persistent inequalities, nations are acquiring new governance tools and asserting their power of self-determination

Environmental issues, ecosystem functioning, infrastructure and technologies.

The North is also at the heart of important environmental issues, as this region is the first to be affected by climate change. Thawing permafrost, melting ice, rising water levels and higher ocean temperatures will not only affect municipal infrastructure, but also the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on which communities depend for their survival. These changes therefore create significant problems in communities in terms of food security, infrastructure and energy supply.

About the Institut nordique du Québec

The event is organized by Institut nordique du Québec, a group of Quebec research forces dedicated to increasing knowledge and its application to the sustainable development of the North and the circumpolar world. INQ brings together 15 Quebec universities and post-secondary institutions, representatives of the 4 Aboriginal nations of northern Quebec and public and private sector partners.

1] Sustainable development, as defined by the UN, is " development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs", both in terms of "economic growth, social inclusion [and] environmental protection".

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