Published on 28 Mar 2019
The two largest northern research universities in Canada and Norway — Université Laval in Québec City and the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) in Tromsø — are stepping up their collaboration with six new research projects that will draw on the expertise of teams of 26 professors in architecture, biology, biochemistry, engineering, medicine, oceanography, and physics. These international projects involve contributors and partners in Canada, France, Norway, Scotland, and the United States.
Each project will be funded in equal part by UiT and Université Laval — through its Sentinel North program — and will receive $225,000 over 3 years for a total investment of $1.35 million. These research projects are a concrete outcome of a partnership agreement the two institutions renewed in June 2018.
Were present during the visit of the University of Tromsø (UiT) delegation, (from left to right): Rénald Bergeron, Vice Rector for External, International and Health Affairs of Université Laval, Margherita Paola Poto, postdoctoral researcher at KG Jebsen UiT Center for the Law of the Sea, Sigrid Ag, Director of the international cooperation office of UiT, Anne Husebekk, Rector of UiT, Sophie D'Amours, Rector of Université Laval, Eugénie Brouillet, Vice-Rector of Research, Creation and Innovation at Université Laval, Martin Fortier, Executive Director of Sentinel North and Assistant to the Vice-Rector of Research, Creation and Innovation, and Paul Wassmann, Professor, Department of Marine and Arctic Biology, UiT.
Photo: Jean Rodier