The Nasivvik Chair becomes the Littoral Chair
The Littoral Chair, or Sentinel North Partnership Research Chair in Ecosystem Approaches to Health, was created in July 2019 and launched in February 2020 as a continuation of the Nasivvik Chair in Ecosystem Approaches to Northern Health (2016 to 2019).
The Littoral Chair takes over the mission of the Nasivvik Chair while aiming to work in collaboration not only with Inuit, but also with First Nations and coastal communities.
These populations, who live on the shores of oceans and lakes, are key partners and contribute to the 3 main axes of the Littoral Chair. Our mission is to conduct interdisciplinary research and intervention projects in order to:
- Innovate in research and better understand the complex effects of environmental changes on health;
- Act in prevention at local, regional and international scales;
- Improve communities’ resilience to global changes;
- Promote healthy ecosystems to sustain the health and well-being of Indigenous and coastal populations.