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Shedding Light on the North

Funded by the 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.


  • Register to the Bootcamp on optical tool development in northern environment

    Université Laval's CREATE-SMAART and Sentinel North programs offer students a unique opportunity to interact with top level scientists as part of a transdisciplinary and highly technologi... read more

  • Call for applications: International PHD School on Arctic Microbiomes

    The next Sentinel North International PhD School will take place from July 2 to 12, 2019, at the Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) research station in Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik (Nunavik, Canada) o... read more

  • Joint call for proposals with the University of Tromsø, Norway

    As part of the renewal of a MOU between the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) in Tromsø and Université Laval, both institutions are launching a new joint call for research proposals and invite thei... read more

An unprecedented transdisciplinary strategy

Sentinel North is made possible, in part, thanks to funding from Canada First Research Excellence Fund.