Research scholarships opportunities at Université Laval

Université Laval’s Sentinel North program deploys an innovative training strategy to foster the development of new scientists through several scholarship options, international schools and transdisciplinary training activities.

Several offers are currently available:

  • Ph.D. and postdoctoral scholarships - Deadline for applications: October 10, 2017 > Learn more
  • Mobility scholarships for international students for 2 to 6 month internships at Université Laval (up to $7,500) > Learn more
  • International Arctic Field School "The Changing Cryosphere: From Sensors to Decision-making" - Call for applications is open until October 29 > Learn more

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Free online course on Northern Quebec

The Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair and the Institut nordique du Quebec are launching a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Northern Québec on October 10th. This MOOC offers an introduction to social and political issues of northern Quebec, a territory that is also the traditional home of Inuit, Cree and Innus. The course will provide participants a better understanding of the cultures of northern populations, the place the North occupies in the collective imagination, and its sociopolitical development.

This MOOC is aimed at anyone interested in Northern Quebec and in learning more about its territory, cultures, history, societies, and issues.

Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2017.

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Fulbright Arctic Initiative - Applications

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is a multi-regional program that brings together a network of scholars, researchers, and professionals from the eight Arctic Council member countries - Canada, United States, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic matters through a series of seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. The upcoming initiative is set to focus attention on two critical research areas: Community Resilience and Adaptation; and Building Sustainable Economies.

Applications will be accepted until October 16, 2017.

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Invitation to a conference - North Water Polynya Conference

The Aarhus University and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources are convening the International Conference of the North Water Polynya on the theme ‘Natural science on the North Water Polynya’ in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 21 to 24 November 2017.

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Invitation to the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held in Montréal, Québec, from May 13-16, 2018. Scientists, practitioners and policy makers will gather in the Palais des congrès to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discuss on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems. The abstract submission deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Invitation to a conference - “Conversations from the North”

The University of Aberdeen is convening a major international conference on the theme “Conversations from the North : Scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land ”. This interdisciplinary conference will take place in Aberdeen from 27 to 29 August 2017. The call for abstracts is now open.

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Carleton University - Graduate Programs in Northern Studies

Carleton University is pleased to announce graduate programs in Northern Studies that will begin in September 2017. The purpose of the programs is to provide opportunities for students to learn how to recognize and support wise decision making in the public and private sectors. The programs are intensive, one-year, interdisciplinary, course-based Master degrees and Graduate Diplomas. Students may take MA or MSc degrees.

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Polar Continental Shelf Program Photograph Contest

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 and the Polar Continental Shelf Program’s 60th anniversary in 2018, the PCSP is developing an exhibit that will feature the history of scientific endeavour in the Canadian Arctic and the PCSP’s role in it. The Program is searching for outstanding photographs that capture the pursuit of scientific knowledge in the region.

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