Up close with an Expert - Research sets its sights on the North


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April 6, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC Canada
H1X 2B2

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With ethnobotanist Alain Cuerrier, a researcher at the Jardin botanique, and Maxim Larrivée, a researcher and head of entomological collections and research at the Insectarium.

To conduct research north of the 55th parallel, you have to start by gaining the trust of the Inuit who call this land home and the Kativik regional government. Through his “Nunavik Sentinels” project, Maxim introduces young Inuit to research and studying insects, and in turn they use their extensive knowledge of the region to document its little-known insect life. At the same time, for close to twenty years now, the Inuit have been sharing their knowledge of ecology and their use of plants with him. This precious first-hand information lets him record and preserve their heritage, which has traditionally been passed down orally. Come take part in an open discussion with two enthusiastic scientists as they share their tales and striking images of their experiences in the field.

 In French only.

 Tickets available from January 14


  1. Buy your ticket online and select Up Close Series / 35 spots available
  2. Show up in the Garden's Reception Centre 15 minutes before the activity with your ticket. Note: Ticket includes admission to the Jardin botanique on the same day.


This activity is part of the series Up Close with an Expert. One Saturday a month, come behind the scenes for an exceptional intimate chat with our scientists.

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