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Experiential Training

A hands-on, cutting edge learning environment


 

Sentinel North’s unique experiential training allows students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world to immerse themselves in northern research.

With an approach based on transdisciplinarity and the application of learning in northern or highly technological environments, these training activities provide an opportunity to interact with peers from other disciplines as well as high-profile scientists and experts. The participants also get a chance to learn with world-class research infrastructure such as the CCGS Amundsen research icebreaker or the Centre for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL).

 


Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW)

January 3-16, 2021 - virtual format

école internationale sur les réseaux complexes 2020 sentinelle nord

The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top researchers in the field of networks.

The workshop is co-organized by the Complex Systems Center of the University of Vermont, and the Sentinel North program of Université Laval.

Apply before October 23, 2020

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Bootcamp : acquisition et traitement de données : du capteur à l'information

February 21 - 23, 2020, Québec, Canada

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This bootcamp provides participants with an integrative training program aimed at developing theoretical and practical knowledge in data acquisition and programming.

For this activity, scientific experts will join participants to explore new avenues in their research projects. The bootcamp will also allow the development of transversal skills such as networking and scientific collaboration, communication and planning in a transdisciplinary research context.

 

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Complex Networks Winter Workshop 2019

December 15-20, 2019, Quebec city, Canada

sentinel north complex networks winter workshop 2019

The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top researchers in the field of networks.

The workshop is co-organized by the Complex Systems Center of the University of Vermont, and the Sentinel North program of Université Laval.

 

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Arctic Microbiomes: From Molecules and Microbes to Ecosystems and Health

July 2-12, 2019, Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik, Nunavik, Canada

école doctorale internationale sentinelle nord sur les microbiomes arctiques

The International PhD School on Arctic Microbiomes takes place at the Centre d'études nordiques (CEN) research station in Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik from July 2-12, 2019. This unique transdisciplinary training program aims at understanding the key role of microbiomes in shaping the structure and functioning of the Arctic, including their impacts on food webs, ecosystem services, and human health.

The school provides participants with an integrative, hands-on experience spanning a wide range of disciplines such as Arctic microbiology and molecular ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental optics/photonics, astrobiology and human health.

 

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Permafrost Engineering Applied to Transportation Infrastructure

June 2-8, 2019, Aurora College, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

sentinel north international phd school on permafrost engineering applied to transportation infrastructure

This International PhD School (IPS) is an advanced, graduate level course on permafrost engineering applied to transportation infrastructure. 

Held on the northernmost campus of the Aurora College in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, this class includes lectures, practical exercises, two field visits on sites where interesting permafrost and engineering features can be observed (Dempster Highway and Tuktoyaktuk Highway), and a seminar on advanced instrumentation and communication for infrastructure monitoring.

 

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Bootcamp: From Development to Deployment of an Optical Tool in a Northern Environment

February 26-28 2019, Forêt Montmorency, Réserve faunique des Laurentides, Canada

sentinel north bootcamp - the development of an optical tool in northern environment

This bootcamp offers graduate students in the fields of engineering and optics-photonics a practical and integrative experience to develop an optical sensor adapted to the constraints of northern regions.

The agenda consists of fruitful discussions, theoretical training and practical workshops, including the development of a light detection tool, the “Flat Light” detector.

 

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Complex Networks Winter Workshop 2018

December 15-21, 2018, Quebec city, Canada

Complex Networks Winter Workshop

The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW 2018) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top thought leaders in the field of networks. The CNWW is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals. The lectures will present open problems and recent advances in the field of complex networks.

The CNWW is a collaboration between the Complex Systems Center of the University of Vermont, the Networks Science Institute of Northeastern University and the Sentinel North Program of the Université Laval.

 

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Shedding Light on Arctic Marine Ecosystem Services

July 12-24, 2018, Baffin Bay, Nunavut

Sentinelle Nord École Doctorale Amundsen Baffin 2018

Taking place on board the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen deployed in Baffin Bay and the Fjords of Baffin Island, Nunavut (Canada), this school provides international students with a unique opportunity to interact with high-profile scientists as part of a transdisciplinary and highly technological training program aiming to demystify the role of light in driving arctic marine food webs, ecosystems services, and human health in the North.

The school will provide participants with a hands-on and integrative experience with a wide range of disciplines such as optics / photonics, Arctic marine biology and ecology, marine physics, biochemistry, remote sensing and human health.

 

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The Changing Cryosphere: From Sensors to Decision-making

March 2-9, 2018, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Sentinel North international phd school Iqaluit

Taking place in Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, Canada, the school will focus on an integrative, transdisciplinary and innovative training program supported by internationally renowned professors and local experts. Under the overarching theme of a changing arctic cryosphere, participants will get hands-on experience with a wide range of disciplines such as optics/photonics, arctic ecology, chemistry, geology and human health.

Participants will also be provided tools allowing them to think outside the box and harness new aspects of the changing arctic cryosphere, both scientifically and culturally.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Marie-France Gévry

Training programs coordinator
marie-france.gevry@sn.ulaval.ca
418-656-2131 ext. 408910