Centre for Northern Studies

Over 400 researchers studying northern terrestrial environments
44th annual conference of the CEN 2024

Register for the 44th Annual CEN Conference on February 14, 15, 16, 2024 at the Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins of Laval University! Save the dates!

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Serge Payette receives FRQNT award as a Grand Sage

Serge Payette receives the Grand Sage award from the FRQNT for his contributions to plant ecology, including his 4 volumes on the northern flora.

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Info-CEN September 2023

In the September's Info-CEN: new CEN staff member, CEN networks internationally, a German research team at Lake Wiyâshâkimî station, new articles by our members and media coverage of our members.

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The CEN is a research centre based at Université Laval, managing an extensive network of infrastructures stretching from the boreal to the Canadian High Arctic. Thanks to the Fonds québécois de recherche Nature et Technologies (FRQNT), CEN is a strategic inter-university and multidisciplinary group working in partnership with northern communities and public and private organizations to promote sustainable development in the North.

CEN manages three unique infrastructure networks in the circumpolar world






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