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Many training opportunities at Sentinel North this winter

Published on 1 Feb 2019

This winter, Sentinel North offers a rich program of transdisciplinary training activities aimed at addressing the complex themes of its research program, while promoting the development of transversal skills.

Do not miss the chance to take part in one of these unique learning opportunities!



Permafrost Engineering Applied to Transportation Infrastructure

June 2-8, 2019, Aurora College, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

sentinel north international phd school on permafrost engineering applied to transportation infrastructure


This International PhD School (IPS) is an advanced, graduate level course on permafrost engineering applied to transportation infrastructure. The target academic audience are graduate students and professionals, but, in some cases, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students in late stage of their program may be selected.

The program includes lectures, practical exercises, two field visits on sites where interesting permafrost and engineering features can be observed (Dempster Highway and Tuktoyaktuk Highway), and a seminar on advanced instrumentation and communication for infrastructure monitoring.

Registration is open until April 15, 2019.

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Bootcamp : From Development to Deployment of an Optical Tool in a Northern Environment

February 26-28 2019, Forêt Montmorency, Réserve faunique des Laurentides, Canada

sentinel north bootcamp - the development of an optical tool in northern environment


This bootcamp offers graduate students in the fields of engineering and optics-photonics a practical and integrative experience to develop an optical sensor adapted to the constraints of northern regions.

The agenda consists of fruitful discussions, theoretical training and practical workshops, including the development of a light detection tool, the “Flat Light” detector.

Registration is open until February 15, 2019.

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Arctic Microbiomes: From Molecules and Microbes to Ecosystems and Health

July 2-12, 2019, Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik (Nunavik, Canada)

sentinel north international phd school on arctic microbiomes



The International PhD School on Arctic Microbiomes will take place at the CEN research center at Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik from July 2 to 12, 2019. This high-level training opportunity is aiming to understand the key role of microbiomes in shaping the structure and functioning of the Arctic, including their impacts on food webs, ecosystem services, and human health.

The school will provide participants with an integrative, hands-on experience spanning a wide range of disciplines such as Arctic microbiology and molecular ecology, biogeochemistry, complex system networks, environmental optics/photonics, remote sensing and human health.

Registration is open until February 15, 2019.

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Scientific Writing Workshops

February 6 to March 13, 2019

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Sentinel North is offering a series of hands-on, interactive workshops designed to enable graduate students, professionals and researchers to become more effective and creative in the writing of scientific articles and posters.

  • February 6 : the basics of writing a scientific paper
  • February 13 : practical work on your own papers
  • February 20 : writing in English
  • March 13 : the art of illustrating and telling the story of a research project

Registration required.

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Seminars : Open Science in a Connected World

February 13 and 26, 2019

sentinelle nord - séminaires sur la science ouverte


Sentinel North is launching seminars about open science in a connected world to discuss the traditional way research is conducted and how to engage in open science at all levels : data, analysis, dissemination and education.

  • February 13, 2019 : Open science: history, basic concepts and discussions around a vibrant movement
  • February 27, 2019 : What is impact?

Registration not required.

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For moe information about the Sentinel North training program, please contact :

Marie-France Gévry, Training programs coordinator
418-656-2131 ext. 8910