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INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) launches a joint research unit (UMR) in Indigenous Studies.

INRS and UQAT are developing a joint research unit at the crossroads of scientific and Indigenous knowledge. UQAT serves a large Indigenous population and is a leader in research, education, and services for, by, and with Indigenous peoples. INRS has also developed extensive expertise on Indigenous issues at the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre. The goal of this UMR is to further strengthen Abitibi-Témiscamingue as a centre of excellence in research on Indigenous issues in areas such as education, territory, self-determination, revitalization of Indigenous languages, modern urban life, and others by fostering co-construction of knowledge that will benefit all of Québec.

The INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit will promote dialogue and knowledge sharing between all communities. It will also help train the next generation of local scientists in a crucial field for Québec.

The INRS-UQAT Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies will promote dialogue and knowledge sharing between all communities. It will also help train the next generation of local scientists in a crucial field for Québec.

Development of the INRS-UQAR Joint Research Unit in Indigenous Studies was made possible thanks to initial funding of $3 million from the Government of Québec.

This funding by Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec will make it possible to create three professorships at the INRS Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre.

These professors will work as part of the UMR from UQAT’s Val-d’Or campus. The UMR’s mission is to conduct multidisciplinary graduate-level research and educational activities.

Important addresses:

UMR joint implementation committee

Coordination: Gabriel Joyal, Research Officer, Scientific Direction, INRS

Have questions? Contact the INRS Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre.