The Coastal Communities
Challenges — Community-University Research Alliance in the Estuary
and Gulf of St. Lawrence facing climate change (CCC-CURA) comprises
a group of community partners and researchers concerned with
social, economic and environmental issues in Canada. The
CCC-CURA formula helps to link partners' research results
(researchers and students) to the practical needs of communities as
identified by community partners.
M. Steve Plante, professor at Université du Québec à Rimouski
(UQAR) and Ms. Chantal Gagnon, Executive Director of the Southern
Gulf of St-Lawrence Coalition on sustainability (Coalition-SGSL)
co-direct the CCC-CURA. The principal aim of that co-direction is
to ensure complete coverage of the territory with supervision of
the activities undertaken in the field. Their mutual commitments
will strengthen and expand their networks which will help develop
better strategies on a larger territory.
Aside from the Co-direction, the role of the Coalition-SGSL in the
CCC-CURA is to ensure communication and exchange between partners
and groups with common interests in different issues. The
Coalition-SGSL’s participation also ensures members can participate
in the CCC-CURA projects when the time comes. This CURA is for a
minimum of 5 years.
The Coalition-SGSL is involved as a Partner of Practice in the
CCC-CURA's longitudinal project involving eleven communities.For
more information on CCC-CURA
, please visit their website.
To find out more about current events with the CCC-CURA, such as
the book launch and the radio Show, visit our Latest News
The Coalition-SGSL is presently involved in two small projects of