Skip to main content

Priority 1: Inclusive research

Université Laval and its academic community commit to inclusive research and innovation that is notable for its embrace of emerging talent and its diversity of people, perspectives, disciplines and approaches.

1.1 Inclusive of diverse people and perspectives

1.2 Inclusive of the next generation of faculty and students

1.3 Inclusive of various disciplines and approaches

1.4 Ethical and responsible

Our Community in Action

As a leader in EDI knowledge development, Université Laval founded Institut EDI2 Équité, diversité, inclusion et intersectionnalité (Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality) in 2020. The Institute is a centre of expertise on intersectionality that develops partnerships with local, national, and international organizations to share and transfer knowledge and expertise as widely as possible, through interdisciplinary training and other activities.

Developing best practices together

Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) created the First Peoples Committee out of a genuine desire to include the interests and aspirations of the Indigenous communities of northern Québec in our research. As a result, the 4 Aboriginal nations of northern Québec are integral to INQ’s governance. A range of tools has since been developed and shared with the research community to ensure that any projects conducted in the North are co-constructed with Indigenous communities.

Cultivating innovative ideas

OBVIA’s innovative ideas incubator was founded to help students develop innovative ideas to maximize the positive societal impact of artificial intelligence and digital technology. Students in an interdisciplinary cohort learn to collaborate with a range of stakeholders, including the local community, to solve societal challenges and contribute to the common good.

A unique, transformative, and innovative network

Through its Sentinel North strategy, Université Laval develops new technologies, trains a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers, and fosters transformative research and the convergence of expertise. This synergy is gradually shedding light on the complex interactions between human health and the environment in the North to solve complex local and global problems.

Helping renovate Québec schools

The Schola project brings together disciplines such as architecture, education, and product design and works with partners and researchers from various backgrounds to give decisionmakers the tools they need to renovate a school. Through project research, field experience, data collection, and a participatory approach, the Schola project’s team and collaborators help project managers create schools that foster educational success and student well-being.

The Responsible Conduct of Research Week

RCR Week, which provides the university community with a valuable opportunity to reflect on and raise awareness of responsible research, is a key event showcasing the University’s commitment in this area. Each year, community members are invited to pause and examine the things they take for granted to identify best practices for maintaining the public’s trust in research.