Under the leadership of the Sentinel North program at Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada), this International PhD School (IPS) is an advanced, graduate level course on permafrost engineering applied to transportation infrastructure.

Taking place at the Aurora College’s most northerly campus in Inuvik, the school will provide participants with an integrative, cutting-edge training supervised by renowned researchers. The program includes lectures, practical exercises, two field visits on sites where interesting permafrost and engineering features can be observed (Dempster Highway and Tuktoyaktuk Highway), and a seminar on advanced instrumentation and communication for infrastructure monitoring.

Who should apply

This course will gather together a total of 20 participants, issued from both academic and professional sectors. The course is offered in two formats (credit and non-credit – see the Registration section below for details).

The target academic audience are graduate students and professionals, but, in some cases, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students in late stage of their program may be selected.

Applications will be assessed as they are received and decisions will be made on a rolling basis until April 15, 2019.

We encourage candidates to apply early in order to book their flights at the best rate.



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Information on course content

Guy Doré, Professor, Department of civil engineering, Université Laval