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To make sad sites look better
September 8, 2020

A project led by Line Rochefort and Juan Carlos Villareal aims to restore functional ecosystems at mine tailings sites. See Jean Hamann's article on Le Fil.

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Last PERG newsletter (july 2020)
July 30, 2020

Here are the headlines of this issue of July 2020:

Recent publications:

- Alshehri, A., C. Dunn, C. Freeman, S. Hugron, T.G. Jones & L. Rochefort. 2020. A potential approach for enhancing carbon sequestration during peatland restoration using low-cost, phenolic-rich biomass supplements. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8 (Article48): 1-8; https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.00048.

- Bravo, T.G., M.E. Brummell, L. Rochefort & M. Strack. 2020. Effect of invasion by birch on the growth of planted spruce at a post-extraction peatland. Mires and Peat 26(Article 14): 1-9; DOI: 10.19189/MaP.2019.OMB.StA.1807.

- Gaffney, P.P.J., S. Hugron, S. Jutras, O. Marcoux, S. Raymond & L. Rochefort. 2020. Ecohydrological change following rewetting of a deep-drained northern raised bog. Ecohydrology 13(5): e2210; https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2210.

Other news…

- An update of the Peatland Restoration Guide: One chapter available!

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CEN Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan
June 26, 2020

The Centre d'études nordiques (CEN) is pleased to release its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan (in French). The CEN, which holds EDI values dear, has formalized its commitments by developing a concrete action plan with measurable objectives that reflect its values. This action plan is intended to be a guide that can evolve over time to incorporate new ideas and adapt it to the diversity of its members over the years.

The CEN management invites its members and partners to review the EDI Action Plan and commit to working with the CEN to achieve its goals. Members are also invited to share any successes, suggestions or concerns related to EDI by writing to Marie-José Naud (marie-jose_naud@uqar.ca).

CEN EDI Commitment Statement

The CEN views diversity of experience, perspectives, concerns and thoughts as a vital driver of creativity and research excellence. It is essential that the CEN community evolves in an inclusive, welcoming, empowering and egalitarian space for social justice so that its full potential can be realized and it can contribute significantly to the development of knowledge and innovative solutions to current northern environmental and societal issues. The CEN is actively committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in all its research, training and outreach activities throughout, and beyond, its community.

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Special number of the journal Écoscience to mark the 60th anniversary of CEN in 2021
June 11, 2020

As part of the activities planned to mark the 60th anniversary of CEN in 2021, a special issue of the journal Écoscience will be published to highlight research work for the benefit of sustainable development in the North and to demonstrate the interdisciplinarity and scope research work in northern regions carried out by CEN members and, finally, to highlight the contribution of Mr. Louis-Edmond Hamelin, the founder of CEN, to the advancement of northern research. This initiative echoes the special issue of the journal Écoscience on 50 years of multidisciplinary research in the Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik sector in Nunavik which was produced in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of CEN (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/teco20/18/3?nav=tocList&). 

The guest editorial committee of this special issue of the journal Écoscience, composed of Najat Bhiry, Monique Bernier, Nicolas Lecompte, James Woollett and Richard Fortier, invites and invites CEN members to submit manuscripts for this special issue. For this purpose, please contact Najat Bhiry (najat.bhiry@cen.ulaval.ca) to submit a manuscript proposal providing a preliminary title, the list of authors and a short summary. The invited editorial committee will quickly respond to your proposal. Looking forward to reading you.


COVID-19 - CEN station are closed
April 28, 2020

In response to the exceptional pandemic situation at COVID-19 and in accordance with the directives of the Government of Quebec and Laval University, no reservations at Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) research stations will be possible until further notice. Please note that the reopening of CEN stations will be based on the evolution of research deconfinement measures put in place by the Nunavik regional authorities. Ultimately, the reopening of our research stations in Nunavik will be done on a case-by-case basis according to the instructions and approval procedures that will be communicated to us. When we become aware of these instructions and procedures, we will inform you. We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.



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