Funding Your Science
- Dr. Fortier shares his experiences in getting his research ideas funded.
Presenter: Louis Fortier - Laval University
As one of Canada's leading environmental researchers in climate change Dr. Fortier has helped place Canada at the forefront of research on the impact of climate change in the Arctic. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Polar Marine Ecosystems at Laval University and is scientific director of ArcticNet, one of Canada's network of Centres of Excellence that, together with Inuit organizations, northern communities, government agencies and the private sector examines the impact of climate change in Canada's Arctic. Dr. Fortier graduated from Laval University with bachelor's and master's degrees and continued his graduate studies at McGill University where he earned his doctorate. After a year as a NATO post-doctoral fellow in the United Kingdom, he returned to Canada to join Laval University in 1989. He is a specialist of the population dynamics of marine zooplankton and fish. Since 1996 he has also been director general of Québec-Océan, le Groupe interinstitutionnel de recherches océanographiques du Québec, a research centre that coordinates the research of oceanographers at Quebec universities.
This video is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) Early Career Research Symposium held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 4-8 December 2009. The event was a career development workshop that brought 100 international young Arctic and Antarctic researchers and mentors together for a series of career development training sessions to develop professional skills, work with senior mentors, and develop international and interdisciplinary collaborations.