ArcticNet LavalArcticNet, an independent not-for-profit organization housed at the Universite Laval in Quebec City, will receive the funding over a seven-year period. It was renewed because it met the threshold of excellence after rigorous evaluation of its scientific accomplishments, future research goals, and training and knowledge-transfer activities.

The NCE program is managed jointly by Canada's three federal granting agencies -- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) -- in partnership with Industry Canada.