Graduate research projects

Make the leap to graduate studies

Key steps to admission

1.Learn more about research at the faculty

Start by taking a look at faculty members’ research interests and topics to get an overview of the research taking place in our 13 departments and schools. You can also consult our list of research units to get an idea of the faculty’s main fields of expertise.

2.Browse the research projects on offer

Use the search tool below to learn about some of the projects available to graduate students. Feel free to explore projects at different departments: you might be surprised at the multidisciplinary research opportunities available. Associated master’s (thesis and research paper) and PhD programs are listed for each project. Consult the list of faculty members for a full summary of their research interests.

3.Contact one or more professors

When you have found one or more professors whose fields of research match your interests, contact them by email or phone. This step is not required for admission to master’s with research paper programs. Professors will want to review your record in detail in order to confirm their interest. Send them a CV that lists your scientific accomplishments (publications, laboratory experiments, etc.), a letter of interest, and two or three letters of recommendation. If a professor agrees to supervise you, you must get confirmation in writing. A positive response from a professor does not guarantee admission to Université Lava. There is one final step to complete.

4.Apply for admission

When filling out your application you will need to specify the field of research you wish to specialize in and the professor who has agreed to be your supervisor. You will be admitted to your chosen program if a faculty member agrees to supervise you and your application meets program admission requirements and is approved by the program director.

Guaranteed financial aid

The university and the faculty provide significant financial support for graduate students. Whether you are a master’s or a PhD student, several funding sources are guaranteed by the university to help you during this pivotal stage in your academic career.

Learn more about scholarships and funding

Available research projects

Here’s a list of projects for which professors are looking for students. In addition to a project description, you will find the contact person’s name, the sought-after profile and requirements, the documents required for application, and the deadline.

Consult the French version of the tool for the complete list of research projects.

School of Actuarial Science

There is no research project posted by professors from this department at this time. To find out about the expertise of the departmental, consult the professors page.

 

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Bio-informatics

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Study cycles Master Doctorate
Director of research Denis Boudreau
Submission deadline 15 January 2020

Obesity, cardiometabolic diseases and mental health disorders are major public health issues among indigenous populations in the Canadian North. There is growing evidence that the increasing prevalence of these diseases correlates with recent perturbations of the Northern environment ? including dietary changes ? and with changes in the gut microbiome. Part of a transdisciplinary team of seasoned scientists, the graduate student will work on the development of new optical molecular sensors...

Department of Biology

There is no research project posted by professors from this department at this time. To find out about the expertise of the departmental, consult the professors page.

 

Department of Chemistry

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Study cycles Master Doctorate
Director of research Denis Boudreau
Submission deadline 15 January 2020

Obesity, cardiometabolic diseases and mental health disorders are major public health issues among indigenous populations in the Canadian North. There is growing evidence that the increasing prevalence of these diseases correlates with recent perturbations of the Northern environment ? including dietary changes ? and with changes in the gut microbiome. Part of a transdisciplinary team of seasoned scientists, the graduate student will work on the development of new optical molecular sensors...

Department of Chemical Engineering

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Study cycles Master Doctorate
Director of research Seyed Mohammad Taghavi
Submission deadline 22 December 2019

We study the problem of displacing one fluid by another in inclined geometries. The industrial motivation for this research comes from the processes present in construction and completion of oil and gas wells such as primary cementing, hydraulic fracturing and gravel packing. Many other wells such as geothermal, Carbon sequestration and domestic water distribution wells are cemented using the very same techniques as in the oil and gas industry. A key objective in well primary cementing is to...

Department of Civil and Water Engineering

There is no research project posted by professors from this department at this time. To find out about the expertise of the departmental, consult the professors page.

 

Department of Mineral, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering

There is no research project posted by professors from this department at this time. To find out about the expertise of the departmental, consult the professors page.

 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Study cycles Baccalaureate Master Doctorate
Director of research Alexandre Campeau-Lecours
Submission deadline 06 November 2020

Our research and development projects are in robotics, mechatronics, mechanical design, intelligent algorithms and biomechanics. The main applications are the development of assistive technologies for people living with a disability and the elderly, along with rehabilitation engineering. We work closely with interdisciplinary teams (mechanical and electrical engineering, occupational therapy, kinesiology, physical therapy) and with an iterative process (development and evaluation of the...

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Study cycles Baccalaureate Master Doctorate
Director of research Alexandre Campeau-Lecours
Submission deadline 06 November 2020

Various projects (master or PhD) in robotics, mechatronics, intelligent algorithms, control. Various applications such as medical applications and human-robot cooperation applications. For more details: <a href=" http://robot.gmc.ulaval.ca/~allec74/Robotics_MasterPhD_2016_EN.pdf" target="_blank"> For more details</a>

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Study cycles Baccalaureate Master Doctorate
Director of research Alexandre Campeau-Lecours
Submission deadline 06 November 2020

Our research and development projects are in robotics, mechatronics, mechanical design, intelligent algorithms and biomechanics. The main applications are the development of assistive technologies for people living with a disability and the elderly, along with rehabilitation engineering. We work closely with interdisciplinary teams (mechanical and electrical engineering, occupational therapy, kinesiology, physical therapy) and with an iterative process (development and evaluation of the...

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Study cycle Doctorate
Director of research Jean Lemay
Submission deadline 10 February 2020

Hydro-electricity, the main renewable energy worldwide so far, represents 60% of the electricity produced in Canada. It is part of the solutions to ensure the quality of life of people and to preserve the environment. In the last 20 years, this energy production has evolved to accommodate market deregulation and the introduction of other intermittent renewable energy sources on the power grid. Hydraulic turbines must therefore be started and stopped much more often than they were intended for...

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Study cycle Master
Director of research Louis Gosselin
Submission deadline 10 January 2020

In Canada, almost 200,000 people live in remote communities where electricity is provided by thermal power plants and space heating, by diesel furnaces. Although the situation is currently evolving due to projects deploying wind turbines and PVs in the arctic territory, the outcome of these projects is limited, mostly due to the absence of a viable seasonal energy storage solution adapted to the North and that would allow dealing with the intermittence of renewable energy sources. A research...

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Study cycle Doctorate
Director of research Yves St-Amant
Submission deadline 17 November 2019

Hydro-electricity, the main renewable energy worldwide so far, represents 60% of the electricity produced in Canada. It is part of the solutions to ensure the quality of life of people and to preserve the environment. In the last 20 years, this energy production has evolved to accommodate market deregulation and the introduction of other intermittent renewable energy sources on the power grid. Hydraulic turbines must therefore be started and stopped much more often than they were intended for...

Department of Geology and Geological Engineering

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Study cycle Doctorate
Director of research Richard Fortier
Submission deadline 16 December 2019

Climate change can have serious consequences for the sustainable development of northern communities and for tourism, industrial and governmental activities in the North. Appropriate decision-making for mitigating and adapting to these impacts can be achieved by the collection and analysis of data related to these impacts and also by the study of the factors driving them. The objective of the Qaujikkaut ("warning" in Inuktitut) project is to develop an online tool for early warning of extreme...

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Study cycles Baccalaureate Master Doctorate
Director of research Alexandre Campeau-Lecours
Submission deadline 06 November 2020

Our research and development projects are in robotics, mechatronics, mechanical design, intelligent algorithms and biomechanics. The main applications are the development of assistive technologies for people living with a disability and the elderly, along with rehabilitation engineering. We work closely with interdisciplinary teams (mechanical and electrical engineering, occupational therapy, kinesiology, physical therapy) and with an iterative process (development and evaluation of the...

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Study cycles Baccalaureate Master Doctorate
Director of research Holly Witteman
Submission deadline 13 December 2019

The overall research goal of Dr. Holly Witteman's team are to improve people's health through digital health applications. Drawing on her PhD in human factors engineering and postdoc in social sciences, Dr. Witteman's research tackles the design and evaluation of digital health, along with surrounding issues. She specializes in human-computer interaction in health education, communication, and decision making, including methods for inclusive design. Research activities primarily address: (1) in...

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Study cycles Master Doctorate
Director of research Richard Khoury
Submission deadline 26 November 2019

Online communities abound today, arising on social networking sites, on the websites of real-world communities like schools or clubs, on web discussion forums, on the discussion boards of videogames, and even on the comment pages of news sites and blogs. Some of these communities are ?healthy? and foster polite discussion between respectful members, but others are ?toxic? and devolve into virulent fights, trolling, cyber-bullying, fraud, or worse even, incitation to suicide, radicalization, or...

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

There is no research project posted by professors from this department at this time. To find out about the expertise of the departmental, consult the professors page.

 

Department of Physics, Physical Engineering, and Optics

There is no research project posted by professors from this department at this time. To find out about the expertise of the departmental, consult the professors page.