Research and development

We take pride in supporting research and development through innovative projects and through research chairs specialising in this field of expertise.

Discover some of the R&D initiatives that we support:

Caribou Ungava

Caribou Ungava is a large research program on the ecology and population dynamics of migratory caribou of the Quebec-Labrador peninsula in a context of climate change. It was launched in 2009 and is supervised by researchers of Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke and the ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs. 

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Mining and Environment Research Institute

The Mining and Environment Research Institute – Institut de recherche en mines et en environnement (IRME) –  is a research program, unique in Québec, that was launched jointly in 2013 by the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Polytechnique Montréal, in association with several partners in the mining industry, including Raglan Mine. This innovative partnership is geared towards the completion of a cutting edge research programming and preparation of a highly skilled workforce.

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Ice monitoring project

The Ice Monitoring Project's main objective is to identify the impacts of climate change on marine infrastructures as well as adjustment measures to be implemented to ensure the longevity of infrastructures and the safety of users. The project includes the participation of the communities of Kangiqsujuaq and Salluit, the Kativik Regional Government, the "Institut National de Recherche Scientifique", Trent University and the "Ministère des Transports du Québec".

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Other initiatives:
  • Study on the status of arctic char in lakes and Deception Bay, in collaboration with the Nunavik Research Center and the Makivik Corporation.
  • Evaluation of invasive species in the ship ballasts, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.