The International Laboratory for Research on Images of the North, Winter and the Arctic, located at the Université du Québec à Montréal, is one of the most important centers of cultural expertise on the North and the Arctic.
The Laboratory was founded and is managed by Daniel Chartier.
The Laboratory is a place of research, documentation, dissemination, development and expertise on Images of the North and winter in culture, literature, cinema, visual arts and social sciences. In particular, it aims to promote comparisons between the various Nordic cultures, i.e. the cultures of Québec, Canada, Inuit (from Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut and Greenland, in particular), Scandinavian (Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Faroese), Finnish, Russian, Alaskaian, and First Nations.