MiraNor’s mission is to study the impact of mining activity on fish and their habitat in northern Quebec. MiraNor is made up of experts in ecotoxicology, geomorphology and river habitat, hydrology and statistics and hydrogeology who aim to establish a solid scientific basis for the northern environment, in their respective fields. It is by overseeing graduate students that MiraNor researchers will train tomorrow’s experts in the field of northern aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology.

MiraNor is interested in mining infrastructure, lakes, rivers, groundwater, and fish, just as northern indigenous communities are. MiraNor involves these communities in research projects, restoring road infrastructure and raising public awareness of the specificity and fragility of northern aquatic environments.