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Scientific conferences

The Sentinel North Scientific Conferences are an opportunity for the program's researchers, students and postdoctoral fellows to present their emerging results in a multidisciplinary context. The event is open to the entire Sentinel North community and its partners.

Finalists of the Science Videos Competition will be presented at these two conferences. Learn more about the video competition below.

  • When: Thursdays, March 18 and April 1st, 2021, 10:00 to 12:00
  • Where: Videoconference 
  • Cost: Free

Most of the presentations will be in English. The questions period will be bilingual.

Come and discover Sentinel North's emerging results!

The program will be unveiled in February.

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Sentinel North Science Videos Competition 2021

The competition, organized in collaboration with the Sentinel North Students Association (AÉSN), is an opportunity for the program's student and postdoctoral communities to communicate their emerging results with their peers in a multidisciplinary context. Finalist videos will be presented during the Scientific Conferences on March 18 and April 1st, 2021. Submitted videos may also be featured on Sentinel North's social media, website and related events.

  • Competition details


    Students or postdoctoral fellows participating in a research initiative funded by Sentinel North (projects, chairs, scholarships, Joint International Research Units, etc.) are invited to participate.



    Finalists will be presented at the Sentinel North Scientific Conferences on March 18 and April 1st, 2021.

    The winners will receive the following prizes:

    • 1st prize: $1000
    • 2nd prize: $500
    • 3rd prize: $250
    • Honorable mentions: $125


    To enter the competition

    • Make a 7-10 minute video presenting the scientific content and emerging results of a Sentinel North research initiative. 

    • Have obtained permission from your research director or supervisor to release the video with the attached form.

    • Submit your video by February 8 at 11:59 p.m. and fill out the application form


    Criteria and selection process

    The research results presented must clearly fit in the Sentinel North research program, as illustrated by its conceptual framework. Emphasis should be put on the communication of results; this is not a project presentation. The videos will be evaluated by a selection committee according to the following criteria:

    • Contextualization of the project and results within the scope of Sentinel North

    • Structure and content: context, hypothesis and objectives, methodology, presentation of results obtained, conclusions and recommendations, clarity and fluidity of content

    • Quality of the visual support: attractiveness of the presentation, quality of the figures or animations used, quality of the written language

    • Speaker quality: dynamic presentation, quality of popularization for a multidisciplinary audience, mastery of the topic


    Guidelines for the video

    Language: French or English. Submitted videos may be posted on the Sentinel North website. An English version (or subtitled in English) will allow for better visibility.

    Duration: 7 to 10 minutes

    Audience: Multidisciplinary research community

    File format:

    • Recommended resolution: 1920x1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio
    • File format: MP4 (preferred) or MOV
    • Maximum file size: 2 GB

    Sound and picture:

    • Keep ambient noise to a minimum and use a microphone if possible (airpods or other).
    • If you are filming yourself, make sure you have a neutral background and good lighting without backlighting; remember that the video could later be broadcast on the Web.
    • The video must not contain music, photos or videos that are not free of rights or for which credits are not indicated.
    • Make sure your visual support (text, font size, graphics) is suitable for display on a computer screen or tablet.


    Technical resources

    You are free to choose the video presentation style of your choice. Several tools are available to record a more conventional scientific presentation (speaker and slides):

    You may also use video editing software to enrich your presentation with effects or animations.


    Tips for a successful scientific presentation


    Send us your video

    Please provide the following information in the application form:

    • Full name
    • Email
    • Université Laval department
    • Name of the project funded by Sentinel North
    • Research Director or Supervisor
    • Title of the video
    • Abstract of the project and results (400 words)
    • Video uploaded to Dropbox

For any questions related to the Sentinel North Scientific Conferences or Videos Competition, please contact:

Daphné Trottier

Communications officer