Ariane Benoit

Postdoctoral Fellow, Laval University, Quebec City, Québec


I am an anthropologist graduated from Inalco University in Paris. My research focuses on interactional practices in educative and health institutions in Nunavik. I also study the place and the role of interpersonal relationships on health, well-being and human development. From 2008 to 2013, I followed a program about Inuit language and culture offered by Michèle Therrien (1945-2017). I also organized workshops about Inuit language and culture in primary schools in France for Inuksuk Association. During my free time, I practice artistic and well-being activities, such as singing, dancing, poetry and meditation.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Laval University working collaboratively on a research project called Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut (QS) ? (How are the Inuit in the South ?). This project is directed by Christopher Fletcher and realized in close collaboration with Southern Quebec Inuit Association (SQIA) directed by Tina Pisuktie. It is the first large scale survey about urban Inuit health and well-being in Southern Quebec. Within this project, I conduct a study about the place and the role of culture on fostered children’ health and well-being in urban settings in Quebec. I am also part of ArcticNet Student Association, as the French coordinator.