Nunavik Research Centre

The Nunavik Research Centre is operated by the Resource Development Department of Makivik Corporation in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. The Centre employs two biologist (fisheries and large mammals), a toxicologist, parasitologist and three wildlife technicians. Research is undertaken on the quality of country foods, environmental studies and wildlife management. Facilities include a wet lab, an analytical and pathology lab as well as a well-equipped mapping centre and library.

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Ellen Avard e_avard@makivik.org (819) 964-2925, ext. 231
Secondary Contact Barrie Ford bford@makivik.org (819)-964-2925, ext. 254

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Owner
Makivik Corporation

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.makivik.org/nunavik-research-centre

Latitude
58.183333

Longitude
-68.683333

Nearest Community
Kuujjuaq

Territory/ Province
Quebec (Nunavik)

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
www.makivik.org
www.krg.ca

Facility Type
Year-Round Research Station, Community Research Facility

Research Hinterland
Alpine, Estuary, Large River, Marine, Shrub Tundra, Treeline

Main Research Disciplines
Environmental Sciences, Hydrology, Limnology, Mapping/GIS, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge

Research History
Since 1977, the Centre has promoted the interests of Inuit.

Current Projects
Effects of climate on Arctic char, monitoring lake ice, beluga ecology, zoonotic studies, trout hatchery, heavy metal contamination

Power
External Electrical Grid

Communications
Telephone, Satellite phone, Internet, Computer, Printer/Scanner, Fax

Local Transportation
2 Pickup trucks

Equipment Storage
Warehouse available

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
N/A

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
N/A

Laboratory Facilities
Wet Lab, Pathology Lab, Toxicology Lab

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
Check the necessary verifications with the NRC: www.nirliit.ca

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Ungava Tulattavik Health Centre

Safety Considerations
N/A

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2015-05-30