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The third Sentinel North International PhD School is underway

Published on 2 Jul 2019

The Sentinel North International PhD School on Arctic Microbiomes is taking place at the Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) research station in Whapmagoostui-Kujjuarapik, Nunavik, from July 2–12, 2019. Some 18 early career scientists and 12 internationally renowned professors and experts from multiple fields, representing 12 countries, will travel through various subarctic ecosystems and the edges of the Hudson Bay region. Their goal is to better understand the role of northern microbiomes in the Arctic food chain, ecosystem services and human health.

The location of the CEN research station, on the boundary of Cree and Inuit territories, will increase cultural interest in the School and promote knowledge sharing through activities organized with the community of Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik.

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Lecture at the Musée de la civilisation

On Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m., the general public is invited to meet the School’s scientists at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City as part of a special conference on Arctic Scientific Discoveries. This free activity is part of the “Curiosities of the Natural World” exhibit.


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