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About Sentinel North

 

In 2015, Université Laval received a $98 million grant from the federal government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund, the largest research grant in its history. The Fund helps Canadian universities compete with the best in the world and implement large-scale, transformational and forward-thinking institutional strategies. Among other strengths, Sentinel North distinguished itself with its focus on transdisciplinary research.

 

An unprecedented transdisciplinary strategy

In a context of accelerated climate change and socioeconomic development in arctic and subarctic regions, Sentinel North allows Université Laval and its partners to draw on over a half-century of excellence in northern and optics/photonics research to develop innovative technologies and improve our understanding of the changing northern environment and its impact on human beings and their health.
 

Vision

To shed light on the northern environment and its impact on humans by means of innovative new technologies and transdisciplinary initiatives in support of sustainable health and development.

A dynamic research community

50+

transdisciplinary
teams

175+


professors

350+

collaborations
in Canada and beyond

40


departments

385+

graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows

1200+

scientific
communications


Discover the Sentinel North community


Open-access policy

Sentinel North and Université Laval are committed to promoting open access as part of the worldwide movement to support the dissemination of scholarly publishing and open science in order to democratize knowledge.

 

EDI committment and Code of conduct

Discover the statements for equality, diversity and inclusiveness, as well as the code of conduct to which Sentinel North adheres to in the deployment of all its activities.

 


 

FUNDING AGENCIES
 

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

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The Sentinel North research program also receives financial support from the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

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