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Research Chairs

As part of the Sentinel North program, University Laval's Vice-Rectorate for Research, Creation and Innovation (VRRCI) is supporting research chairs to attract new researchers who will consolidate and / or fill the institution's capacity in strategic research areas for Sentinel North.

 

Sentinel North Research Chairs

Sentinel North is proud to welcome these exceptional professors to Université Laval, to enrich not only the Sentinel North transdisciplinary program, but also other major strategic initiatives.

 

Chaire de recherche Sentinelle Nord en géochimie des milieux aquatiques - Raoul-Marie Couture

Sentinel North Research Chair in Aquatic Environmental Geochemistry

This research chair aims to understand how element cycles are affected by current environmental changes and what impact these changes have on water quality.

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Raoul-Marie Couture
Professor
Faculty of Science and Engineering

Chaire de recherche Sentinelle Nord sur la neurobiologie du stress et de la résilience - Caroline Ménard

Sentinel North Chair in the Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience

This chair's objective is to shed light on the biological mechanisms underlying vulnerability or resilience to stress, in part with the help of state-of-the-art photonic technology, in order to develop innovative treatments to treat or even prevent depression and mood disorders.

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Caroline Ménard
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Chaire de recherche Sentinelle Nord sur le réseau de surveillance des virus de l’influenza chez les oiseaux migrateurs du Grand Nord - Gary Wong

Sentinel North Research Chair on the Surveillance of Avian Influenza Viruses in Migratory Birds in Northern Canada

This chair aims to carry out surveillance studies on avian influenza viruses (AIV) in the northern regions of Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and northern Québec) and investigate the ecology of AIV in wild migratory birds..

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Gary Wong
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Chaire de recherche sur les relations avec les sociétés inuit - Caroline Hervé

Sentinel North Research Chair on the Relations with Inuit Societies

The main objective of this chair is to to analyze the relationship between Inuit and non-Inuit, and the transformations of this relationship over the last decades and years to come.

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Officiel site (in French)

Caroline Hervé
Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences

Sentinel North Partnership
Research Chair in Economics and Brain
Health

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair in Economics and Brain Health

The objective of this Chair to is to understand the dynamics and causal relationships between income inequality, the organization of health care systems and brain health.

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Maripier Isabelle
Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences

Sentinel North Research Chair on the Impact of Animal Migrations on Arctic Ecosystems

Sentinel North Research Chair on the Impact of Animal Migrations on Arctic Ecosystems

This Chair aims at understand Arctic ecosystem’s complex interconnections by including the connections created by animals migrating between the North and other parts of the globe.

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Pierre Legagneux
Assistant professor
Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research Chair on the
Applications and Theory of Network
Analysis

Sentinel North Research Chair on the Applications and Theory of Network Analysis

The mission of the Research Chair on the Applications and Theory of Network Analysis is to develop new analysis and modelling tools to better understand the complex systems of the changing North.

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Antoine Allard
Assistant professor
Faculty of Science and Engineering

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair in Molecular Neurobiology of Mood Disorders

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair in Molecular Neurobiology of Mood Disorders

The Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair in Molecular Neurobiology of Mood Disorders aims to understand the molecular dynamics through which the environment modifies genome organization and increases men and women’s susceptibility to the stresses of daily life.

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Benoît Labonté
Assistant professor
Faculty of Medicine

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair on Probing Life and the Environment with Light antoine godin

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair on Probing Life and the Environment with Light

This research chair will develop new tools that use light and data processing to probe the organization of living tissues and the environment, from the nanoscopic all the way up to the scale of the vast northern expanses.

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Antoine Godin
Assistant professor
Faculty of Medicine

chaire sentinelle nord en approches ecosystémiques de la santé Mélanie Lemire

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair on Ecosystemic Approaches to Health

This interdisciplinary research chair focuses on the health and resilience of indigenous peoples living in northern coastal regions. The research is conducted in close collaboration with these communities. Studying the complex effects of environmental change on health and well-being will aid in the development of relevant preventive actions for indigenous and coastal populations.

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Mélanie Lemire
Assistant professor
Faculty of Medicine

 

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chairs Program

 

This new program is aimed at recruiting new high-level faculty resources at Université Laval to consolidate and / or fulfill the institution's capacity in strategic research areas for Sentinel North.

Each Chair will receive $ 375,000 in funding for 5 years from Sentinel North, conditional on a minimum matching of $ 500,000, of which at least 50% will have to come from external partners.

We invite you to read the following document (in French) for the details of the program as well as the development process of these Chairs, which is similar to the one used for the Université Laval Partnership Research Chairs.

This program is managed by the VRRCI's Bureau des chaires et des entités structurantes. We invite you to contact the following people for any questions.

 

Kaouther Bessrour
Assistant to the Vice Rector of VRRCI and Director of the Bureau des chaires et des entités structurantes
kaouther.bessrour@vrr.ulaval.ca
418 656-2131, ext. 4696

 

Jean-Philippe Marquis
Research development advisor, Bureau des chaires et des entités structurantes, VRRCI
jean-philippe.marquis@vrr.ulaval.ca
418 656-2131, ext. 8878

Sentinel North Partnership Research Chairs Program

(link is in French only)