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Sentinel North Research Projects

Interdisciplinarity, innovation and partnership at the heart of research

Sentinel North's ambitious research program is built around three priority research axes and numerous partnerships with key research collaborators in Canada and beyond.

With more than 55 research projects completed or underway, Sentinel North has achieved its goal of mobilizing a dynamic research community and generating dozens of new and innovative transdisciplinary collaborations between world-class researchers and recognized research centers from our institution and beyond.


Sentinel North research projects

Call for proposals 2020-2024

Targeted call for proposals

Thematic project 1 : Complex systems: structure, function and interrelationships in the North

Thematic project 2 : Light as a driver, environment, and information carrier
in natural environments and human health


Thematic project 3 : Microbiomes: sentinels of the northern environment and human health

Partnership research projects

Université Laval / Université Côte d’Azur Partnership

Université Laval / University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) Partnership

Building a Sustainable North Partnership Research Program (INQ / SN)



A Transdisciplinary Approach to Research


sentinel north before after transdisciplinary collaborations


Above, networks of interdepartmental collaboration between Sentinel North’s researchers “before” and “after” program deployment. The “before” network shows collaborations between coauthors of interdepartmental publications between 2004 and 2014. The “after” network shows anticipated new interdepartmental collaborations resulting from joint publications under the 21 transdisciplinary sub-projects funded by Sentinel North following the first call for projects. The thickness of the interconnecting lines is proportional to the number of collaborators. The size of the nodes is proportional to the number of researchers in each department.