These remarkable student researchers are ready to present their projects and provide insight into critical issues currently facing northern environments. Join them at the international final of this contest during the Arctic Circle Assembly between October 19 and October 21 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Mon projet nordique competition, funded by the INQ, FRQNT and UArctic, involved a total of sixty participants on two continents over the past six months. Come listen to the students’ five-minute presentations and vote for a “Public’s Choice” winner from each continent!

Winners of the competition, Québec

Marianne Falardeau, PhD student in natural resource sciences, McGill University, Scenarios for a rapidly changing Arctic region: Looking ahead for planning today.
Samuel Gagnon, PhD student in geography, Université Laval, Understanding climate change with ice wedges.
Myriam Labbé, PhD student in microbiology, Université Laval, Itsy-bitsy secrets of an aquatic Winogradsky column: Viral diversity and genetic potential.
Pierrick Lamontagne-Hallé, PhD student in earth sciences, McGill University, Cold regions groundwater modelling: Impacts of permafrost thaw on surface hydrology.
Mafalda Miranda, PhD student in earth sciences, INRS-ETE, Assessment of the deep geothermal energy resource potential in Nunavik, Northern Québec, Canada.
Charles-Olivier Simard, PhD student in demography, Université de Montréal, Housing and Household in Inuit Nunangat, 1991-2016: a Demographic Perspective.

Winners of the competition, international students

Gurvich Kirill, PhD student in social science, University in Bodø, Norway, Sociocultural adaptation of refugees in the Circumpolar region: a comparative study of social work practices in Norway and Canada.
Haglund Anders, PhD student in history, philosophy and religious studies, Umeå University, Sweden, ”A new sense of community and belonging”: Citizenship, Welfare and Sami Policy n Swedish Arctic Regional Politics 1862-1960.
Morata Berta, PhD student in environmental and natural resources engineering, Luleå University Technology, Sweden, Spaces of Water, Energy and Resources. Territories of Urbanism in the Arctic.
Salminen Mirva, PhD student in political science, University of Lapland, Finland, Refocusing and Redefining Cybersecurity: Human Security in the Digitalising European High North.
Thompson Sheridan, PhD student in Interdisciplinary PhD program with subdisciplines that include physical geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Geomorphological Evolution on the Southeast Coast of Iceland: Worldviews of Nature and Adaptation to Rapid Environmental and Climate Change.
Turpeinen Lauri, PhD student in european ethnology, University of Helsinki, Finland, Understanding the effects of cultures of migration in Northern peripheries.

Organizing committee :

Institut nordique du Québec : Brigitte Bigué, Project Director
Fonds de recherche du Québec : Maryse Lassonde, Scientific Director of the Québec Nature and Technology Research Fund
UArctic : Outi Snellman, Vice-President Organization