Workshops and AGA
Human-dog Interface Workshop II / March 19th, 2019 - Iqaluit, Nunavut
The Qimuksiq Network led by Francis Lévesque (UQAT) and the project Balancing Illness and Wellness at the Human-Dog Interface in Northern Canada led by André Ravel (U of Montreal) are teaming up againe to organize a multidisciplinary workshop about human-dog interface in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The overarching goal of this workshop is to set up collaborations between Iqaluit stakeholders (Nunavut government, City of Iqaluit, Inuit organizations, local organizations, dog drivers, dog owners, etc.) and public and animal-health and social science researchers. This workshop aims at informing the questions or topics at the dog-human interface relevant to Iqaluit stakeholders that already funded research can address.
Human-dog Interface Workshop I / December 11th, 2017 - Quebec City
The Qimuksiq Network led by Francis Lévesque and the project Balancing Illness and Wellness at the Human-Dog Interface in Northern Canada led by André Ravel teamed up to organize a multidisciplinary workshop about human-dog interface in Northern Canada. The overarching goal of this workshop was to set up collaborations between Northern stakeholders (public governments, Indigenous organizations, local authorities, mushers, etc.) and public and animal-health and social researchers. Set in a context where many Indigenous people are concerned about the risks associated with dogs (i.e., bites, transmission of rabies and other diseases transmitted from dogs), which remain higher in the North than elsewhere in Canada, this workshop aimed at:
Informing the questions or topics at the dog-human interface in Northern communities, and
Setting up collaboration for immediate synergistic actions between our projects, initiatives, actions.
Annual General Assembles (AGA)
Regular meetings - 2017/2018/2019
With the organisation of the workshops to address the different dog issues in Nunavut and Nunavik, the Qimuksiq members chose to meet by Web conference when needed. Those reunions main objectives are to updates members about the active projects, to discuss new projects, to prepare the workshops and to keep track of every other projects or activities related to the network.
First official AGA 2016 / - St-John's, Newfoundland
The first official meeting of the Qimuksiq members took place during the 2016 Inuit Studies Conference, in St-John’s, Newfoundland. This meeting main goal was to establish the main research priorities of the Network for the years to come and to determine the main purpose of the Network, by asking all the members what they expected from that kind of Network.