what’s a cerc

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation.

about this cerc

Arctic marine ecosystems are impacted by major perturbations in their most fundamental properties: sea-ice cover, light, nutrients, and temperature.

Scholarship Opportunities

The CERC has many scholarships opportunities to conduct graduate studies under the supervision of professors partners to the CERC. Detailed description of the research projects are included in this section.


The Chair research group is comprised of three tandems of senior research associates and technicians

université Laval

Since the 1960’s, Université Laval has continuously invested in Northern research through its funding.


Takuvik is an Joint International Laboratory between University Laval and CNRS based on the research theme of the impacts of climatic changes and new human activities on arctic and subarctic ecosystems and geosystems.