Francis Lévesque

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Francis Lévesque is professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). An anthropologist, he is interested in historical, political and ethical human-animal relationships. He is director of Qimuksiq (SSHRC Partnership development, 2016-2019), an interdisciplinary network (social sciences, veterinary sciences and communications) that engages researchers from several universities (UQAT, U of Montreal, UQAM, Guelph and U of Cape Breton) and Inuit organizations in Nunavut (Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Nunavut Research Institute) and Nunavik (Makivik Corporation, Nunavik Research Centre). He is also principal investigator of the project Les Inuits et leurs chiens: Relations humains-animaux au Nunavik et Nunavut aujourd’hui (SSHRC, Insight development, 2015-2017) whose main objective is to describe how people in Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq perceive dogs. He is also interested in social impacts of mining development, and post-sec ondary education in Inuit Nunangat.