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Ponente: Marie Audette, Decana de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores de la Universidad Laval y delegada de la Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades de Quebec. Part 2


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Ponente: Marie Audette, Decana de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores de la Universidad Laval y delegada de la Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades de Quebec. Part 2

Ponente: Marie Audette, Decana de la Facultad de Estudios Superiores de la Universidad Laval y delegada de la Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades de Quebec. Part 2

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  • 1. UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL in brief Québec City, Canada 2011
  • 2. An outstanding university
    • Oldest higher education institution in Canada (1663), oldest francophone university in North America
    • 45 000 students including 4 000 from abroad
    • 384 academic programs in all fields of knowledge
    • 2 500 Professors and scholars
    • 17 faculties; 8 institutes
  • 3. Graduating at University Laval
  • 4. A World-Class University
    • More than 600 international agreements
    • More than 4 000 international students
    • An active International Office
    • A world leader in the leading edge of research and teaching
  • 5. A complete university
    • International, entrepreneurial and cooperative profiles in all its academic programs
    • 4 million documents in its library
    • One of the best university sports centres in Canada
    • A campus surface area of 1.75 km2
    • Over 30 buildings and halls
    • A 3.9 km network of pedestrian tunnels linking the various campus buildings and halls
    • 2,275 rooms in residence
  • 6. A Major research university
    • 7 th rank in Canadian Universities’ research grants and partnerships
    • $ 280M in 2010 in various grants, research contracts and partnerships
    • $ 56M in industry partnerships and contracts
    • 264 research units in total (Networks, Institutes, Centers, Groups and Chairs)
      • 3 Networks of Centres of Excellence from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)
      • 9 Research Institutes
      • 39 Recognized research centers
      • 76 Research groups
      • 127 Research Chairs in place
  • 7. 25% of major discoveries for the last 15 years in Québec ( Québec Science Magazine )
  • 8. 9 Recognized Institutes
    • Institute of Advanced International Studies
    • Institute for Ageing and Social Participation of Elders  
    • Institute of Ancient Studies
    • Institute of Applied Ethics
    • Institute on Cultural Heritage    
    • Institute of Information Technology and Society
    • Institute of Integrative Biology and Systems
    • Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional foods
    • Hydro-Québec Institute in Environment, Development and Society
  • 9. 3 Canadian Network of Centres of excellence
    • ArcticNet
    •   GEomatics for Informed DEcisions (GEOIDE)
    • Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations (CIPI)
  • 10. 39 Recognized Research Centres
    • Centre of Research on the Economic of Agri-food:    
    • Horticultural Research Centre:
    • Dairy Science and Technology Group:
    • Research Center for Geomatics:
    • Aluminium Research Centre:    
    • Research Center on Concrete Infrastructures:
    • Centre for Forest Research:
    • Centre of Optics, Photonics and lasers:
  • 11. 39 Recognized Research Centres
    • Centre d’études nordiques:
    • Québec-Océan:
    • Centre for Research in Reproductive Biology:
    • Cancer Research Centre:
    • Research Centre on Oncology and Molecular Endocrinology:
    • Infectious Disease Research Centre:
    • Brain, Behavior and Neuropsychiatry Research Centre:
    • Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research :
  • 12. Examples of Research Excellence
  • 13. Converting light to energy in photovoltaic modules
    • This new technology was developed by professors from the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Research Center of Universite Laval (CERSIM) and the Quebec Center on Functional Materials (CQMF).
    Mario Leclerc and Jean-François Morin, Professors, Department of Chemistry New Photoactive Polymers (polycarbazoles - PCZ) show strong potential for increased efficiency for renewable energy
  • 14. Heading for the Arctic
    • Amundsen has undertake several international scientific mission to Study the Changing Arctic (CASES) . Université Laval is coordinating the work of the research consortium composed of 40 researchers from 13 Canadian universities, scientists from four federal departments and a number of foreign partners.
  • 15. Centre of Optics, Photonics and Lasers
    • COPL operates with 37 professors researchers. This year, more than 100 Master and PhD students are being trained. The research programs focuses on 5 research thrusts:
    1.Optic fiber guided signals; 2.Laser and ultrashort pulses; 3.Biophotonics; 4.Optical communications; 5.Optical imaging, metrology and instrumentation
  • 16. GM invests in robotics GM Canada is investing in robotics in the lab where the hand of the Canadarm was made The «Human Augmentation Project»is a co-investment of 3,1 millions of dollars in partnership with NSERC
  • 17. Nanomaterial (CERSIM/CQMF) Nanophotonique (COPL) Nanostructured Surfaces (CERPIC) Nanostructures Nanobiotechnology (CREFSIP) Nanosciences and nanotechnologies
  • 18. Health research
    • Fundamental research is directly linked with clinical
    • context.
    • Obesity/ nutrition
    • Immunology and inflammatory diseases
    • Neurosciences
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Genomic
    • Cancer research
    • Native health and social conditions
  • 19. Climate changes FLUXNET Canada : A new canadian consortium on carbon measurments Technoclim : Designing new ways to capture and store carbon dioxyde
  • 20. Recent results from GEOIDE
    • Environment and Habitat
      • Observing change in soil moisture and water bodies (water cycle)
        • gravity satellites provide surprising results for earth dynamics
    • Humans and their landscape
      • Tracking a day in the life of a city
        • emergency response for floods, forest fires, tsunamis, land slides, ...
    • Technology
      • Hardware and software tools to make all the above possible.
  • 21. For@c Consortium- forest to customer To become a Canadian and International centre of expertise in the development of the knowledge and skills required to integrate and optimize value creation networks in the forest products industry by taking advantage of the potential of new technologies and electronic business models.
  • 22. Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Institute (INAF)
    • INAF applies scientific knowledge with the aim of developing nutraceuticals and functional foods that improve human health through interdisciplinary research,education, technology transfer
    • and communication.
    • INAF uses an integrated research approach, which includes the screening of bioactive molecules, the development of innovative and safe functional foods, the validation of health benefits through clinical trials and economic perspectives.
  • 23. The art of technology
    • The designing of the one-of-a-kind Laboratory for New Image, Sound and Stage Technologies (LANTISS). The project is slated to implement cutting-edge creation and research initiatives in order to develop both stage technologies and the languages and perceptions engendered by the use of these technologies in the area of stagecrafting.
  • 24. The Copt Library of Nag Hammadi
    • Overseen by the Institute of Ancient Studies.
    • Comprises the French translation and critical annotation of the entire collection of these ancient copt documents found in Nag Hammadi in Egypt.
    • Published in the Laval University Press, Peteers Edition, and, for a less specialized public, in the highly reputated La Pléiade Collection under the title of Ecrits gnostiques.
  • 25. Teaching and practicing excellence
    • Throughout the entire year there are all sorts of reasons to stop by the campus, whether to attend a concert presented by the Faculty of Music or a play performed by the Les Treize theatre troupe, to use the facilities of the PEPS sports complex or watch a high-calibre sports competition held there.
  • 26. Excellence in sports Université Laval’s Rouge et Or sports teams stood out in a number of disciplines over the last few years.