The three chairs overseen by INQ represent a broad range of research topics, covering renewable energy production, wildlife conservation, food security, and sustainable development of the North.
The purpose of the research chairs was to:
- Develop top-flight expertise in fields related to development of the North
- Spur the creation of northern research partnerships at each of the founding universities
- Promote synergy between partners around shared research needs
- Encourage innovation, training, and knowledge development