The research and creation carried out at UQAT have long been focused on regional issues (e.g. mines, forests, indigenous communities, etc.) that have broader repercussions. Today, other sectors are booming, be it in the field of education, health or creative sciences and new media. UQAT has several research platforms studying issues that have a direct impact across the region. These platforms, sometimes in association with other universities, create strong partnerships between UQAT and the regional community, thus facilitating links between students and the professional community. Moreover, many students stand out through their excellence, and numerous professors earn special recognition and distinctions for the quality of their work and their inventive genius.