Media Invitation - Forum on the Research Needs of First Peoples

VAL-D'OR, QC, March 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - What Aboriginal research will be needed in the coming years? This fundamental question will be addressed by Institut nordique du Québec (INQ)'s First Peoples Working Group at the Forum on the Research Needs of First Peoples. The forum will be an opportunity to pursue the dialogue between First Peoples and researchers in order to identify research needs and align them with INQ's research priorities: societies and culture, health, ecosystem functioning and environmental protection, infrastructure and technology, and natural resources.

Jointly organized by Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) and Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), this invitation-only forum will bring together representatives of the First Peoples and researchers who are active in one or more of INQ's five research priorities.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Forum, which will take place on March 7 and 8 at the First Peoples Pavilion on the UQAT campus in Val-d'Or, located at 675 1re Avenue. Please note that the Forum will start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Certain Indigenous representatives and researchers will be available for interview during the event.



March 7 and 8, 2017


First Peoples Pavilion

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Val-d'Or campus

Multipurpose Room

675 1re Avenue, Val-d'Or


To consult the complete event schedule, please click here.

About Institut nordique du Québec
Formed in August 2014, Institut nordique du Québec it is the product of a far-reaching alliance between Université Laval, McGill University, and Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), as well as a host of other partners, including northern populations, Indigenous communities, and representatives from universities and the public and private sector. The mission of Institut nordique du Québec is to keep its partners on the cutting edge of new knowledge and its applications in the field of northern and circumpolar development. The mandate of Institut nordique du Québec is to consolidate Québec expertise in the broad fields of northern research (natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, social and human sciences) and apply this expertise to sustainable development in northern Québec and the Canadian Arctic in a context of global climate change.

About Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Founded in 1983, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) is a French-language university with almost 4,000 students. UQAT is part of the Université du Québec network and offers about one hundred programs of study in a variety of areas, including Indigenous studies. UQAT has an annual research budget of over 14 million dollars, including 10 research chairs, 11 research groups, and two research groups that focus on regional priorities. Since its inception, UQAT has worked in collaboration with Indigenous peoples and fully assumed its role as an agent for change. It concretely supports reconciliation between nations by contributing to Indigenous people's skill development and well-being. The creation of the School of Indigenous Studies, a new department dedicated to teaching and research with Indigenous people, has consolidated UQAT's partnership with First Peoples. The Continuing Education Service offers recognized training programs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to meet the needs of individuals, businesses and organizations.


SOURCE Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

For further information: Stéphanie Duchesne, Communications and Recruitment Officer, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Office: 819-762-0971, ext. 2222, Cell: 819-763-2538, Toll-free: 1-877-870-8728, ext. 2222,; Andrée-Anne Stewart, Media Relations, Université Laval, Office: 418-656-3952, Cell: 418-254-3141,


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