Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By anne-marie.dubois - Posted on 12 March 2020

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The National Institute for Scientific Research is closely monitoring the pandemic of the new coronavirus causing COVID-19 disease. A committee has been set up to regularly communicate the prevention instructions and measures announced by the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education as well as important information concerning the entire INRS community.
We are aware that these measures, which must be applied immediately, have important effects for each and every one of you. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in the circumstances.



May 20, 2020, 11:30 a.m.



IMPORTANT - Fall 2020 semester


To all members of the student community,


As we enter the 10th week of the suspension of our in-class courses due to the pandemic, we would like to thank you for your adaptability and your resilience in this unprecedented context. We are grateful to each and every one of you for enabling us to maintain education and distance learning, as well as for the gradual resumption of our laboratory activities, thanks to your everyday efforts. We would also like to praise our students for the great perseverance they have shown day after day.


Also, we want to reassure all our students and future students. We confirm that INRS will offer all its programs as planned in the Fall semester. Yet, to comply with public health directives, nearly all of our educational activities will be offered remotely. A few exceptions will be made, namely for training and laboratory or field research, with smaller groups, in line with public health standards.


Ensuring the success of our students, their health, and the safety of our whole community are our core priorities. Discussions are underway with unions and student associations to ensure the success of this upcoming Fall semester. We are also working to implement support measures for students and professors to provide a stimulating and fulfilling learning and research experience.


We therefore invite all students to register for the Fall 2020 semester during the planned registration period, beginning on June 15.


Looking forward to seeing you at the beginning of the academic year; until then, take care of yourselves.



Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Ph. D.

Chief Executive Officier, INRS



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