Upcoming Events

INQ Northern Days

L'Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) is pleased to launch its call for sessions, papers and posters for the fourth edition of Northern Days. This year's event will be held at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City from May 19 to 21, 2020 with the theme of sustainable development of northern communities. Deadline for abstract submission is February 2, 2020.

INQ invites eligible students to apply to participate in the regional finals of the My Northern Project science outreach competition. New this year: the competition is now open to Master's students who have analyzed their field data. The competition also remains open to PhD students. Of course, only research projects with a northern or Arctic theme are eligible. Deadline for application submission is April 26, 2020.

Past Events

4th Annual McGill Northern Research Day; Highlighting Early Career Researchers Leadership

When: Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Where: McGill Faculty Club (3450 McTavish Street), main downtown campus (map)

This year’s event will focus on early career researchers and their leadership in redefining how northern research is conceived, conducted, and communicated. Presentations will highlight new research results generated by early career researchers as well as the training, research, and community engagement initiatives and innovations they are introducing that advance, challenge, or reject conventional approaches to northern research.

Here is the latest version of the program, including presentation guidelines.

3rd McGill Northern Research Day

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Where: McGill Faculty Club (3450 McTavish Street)

This free event includes talks on Race and Identity in Northern Canada, Northern Health, Energy in the Arctic, Northern Water, and Arctic Wildlife under Climate Change. Register now for free at

Click on the following links for more information:



Poster Abstract

CIÉRA Colloquium

When: April 26-27, 2018

Where: Musée de la civilisation, Quebec City

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Colloquium of the Centre interuniversitaire d’études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA).

Two main topics will guide the discussions during this 2-day event : 1) Reconciliation in action : issues and possible solutions, 2) Critical issues and perspectives on Reconciliation. The first day of the event will end with an artistic evening where musicians and Aboriginal artists will be honored. Innu singer Kathia Rock will take the lead!

If you have any question about the event, you can send an e-mail to colloque [at]

INQ Northern Days

When: June 5-6, 2018

Where: École d'architecture de l'Université Laval, Quebec City

On the first day, you can attend the second edition of Mon projet nordique and witness the vitality and passion that motivate our young researchers! The second day will focus on contributions and challenges of interdisciplinary exchanges between researchers working in diverse fields, members of Aboriginal communities and community partners to address the complex issues of the North.

The Hudson Bay Summit

When: February 27 - March 1, 2018


Following a long history of efforts by communities, organizations and interested parties in the greater James Bay/Hudson Bay region towards sharing knowledge and coordinated environmental stewardship, the inaugural Hudson Bay Summit will bring together these groups to formally create the Hudson Bay Consortium and move forward on activities and outcomes for environmental stewardship including Communications, Protected Areas, Coastal Restoration and Environmental Monitoring.

The Summit buildt on momentum by a recently established East Hudson Bay/James Bay Regional Roundtable and ongoing successes of the Western Hudson Bay Roundtable, and brought these groups together to consider the Hudson Bay/James Bay region as a whole.

McGill Northern Research Day 2018

When: January 24, 2018, 9 am to 4 pm

Where: McGill Faculty Club and Conference Centre

Thank you for attending the Second Northern Research Day on January 24, 2018. It was a day full with excellent presentations and meaningful exchanges among the almost 80 participants that joint us throughout the day. We hope you found the event informative and worthwhile. For those who attended, we request that you fill out this post-event survey within the next two weeks: We thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.

For more information, please contact beatriz.osorio [at] (subject: McGill%20Northern%20Research%20Day) .

Arctic Change 2017

When: December 11-15, 2017

Where: Centre des Congrès, Quebec City

Building on the success of its previous Annual Scientific Meetings (video), the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national and international partners invite the international Arctic research community to the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference. Arctic Change 2017 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields. During the week, the world’s foremost Arctic scientists will discuss the emerging global challenges and opportunities arising from climate change and modernization in the circum-Arctic. With over 1500 participants expected to attend, Arctic Change 2017 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.

Intercultural Indigenous Workshop – Sharing perspectives and experiences of research in Canada's North

When: November 16-17, 2017

Where: Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), University Centre, 3480 McTavish, Montreal, QC

The overall mission of this workshop was to foster cooperation and balance between scientific and indigenous local knowledge, and to promote the sharing of perspectives between the scientific and northern communities. This event included two full-day workshops and a keynote speaker, a round table discussion, and a networking session around these themes:

  • Raising awareness of indigenous realities using storytelling, music and visuals
  • Creative, arts-based experiential workshop
  • Respectful research: different cultural practices and perspectives on research
  • Participatory and positive engagement in research
  • Scientific communication in indigenous communities
  • Foster partnership between indigenous local knowledge and scientific knowledge

View the webminar of the keynote speakers at the round table and networking session here.

McGill North Forum

When: May 1st, 2017

Where: Ballroom, Thomson House

This event featured presentations by 19 of McGill’s northern researchers representing four faculties (Agricultural and Environmental Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Science) and seven departments/units (Bioresource Engineering, Geography, Earth and Planetary Science, Family Medicine, Medicine, Natural Resource Sciences, Dietetics and Human Nutrition) and was attended by McGill researchers representing three additional faculties (Arts, Education, Engineering). Click here to see the program.

McGill Northern Research Day 2017

When: January 24th, 2017

Where: Billiards Room, Faculty Club

This event featured presentations by the McGill Chair in Northern Research, Murray Humprhies, Prof. Mylène Riva, and Prof. Kyle Elliot. Click here to see the program.

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