(Biography) Francis Lévesque is professor at the department of Human and Social Development at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and director of the Aboriginal Training and Program Development Unit (ATPDU). He is also associate professor at Université Laval's Department of Anthropology and associate researcher at the Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA). His work focusses on (a) the relationship between human, dogs and zoonosis in Nunavik and Nunavut communities today in an interdisciplinary perspective (anthropology and epidemiology), (b) post-secondary education in the Arctic, and (c) the social impacts of mining development in Inuit and Cree communities. He is currently principal investigator of the project "Les Inuits et leurs chiens: Relations humains-animaux au Nunavik et Nunavut aujourd’hui" (SSHRC, 2015-2017), P. Leighton "Wildlife diseases important for human health and food safety in the changing environment of the Eastern Subarctic" (ArcticNet, 2015-2018), and many others.
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