Quebec grants new financial assistance of $600,000 to Laval University to support permafrost research in Nunavik

For safety and quality of life in northern villages affected by the thaw

Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks, is granting an additional $600,000 in financial assistance over two years to the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics of Université Laval. This new support from the Government of Quebec follows $900,000 granted in 2021 for the creation of the Research Chair in Partnership on Permafrost in Nunavik (Dr Pascale Roy-Léveillée) and its operation for the first three years.

These funds will (1) ensure the sustainability of the Research Chair, (2) maintain and develop knowledge on permafrost and its sensitivity to thaw, in a context of climate change, and (3) support and accelerate adaptation to climate change in permafrost regions of Quebec, in collaboration with communities.