Each student and intern returning from a trip outside of Canada is required to observe a 14-day mandatory isolation period, as prescribed by the government.
Student financial aid
Repayment of debts contracted with Aide financière aux études by our graduating students and graduates is deferred for a period of six months, and no interest will accumulate during this period.
The 2019-2020 Convocation Ceremony, scheduled for May in Quebec City, is postponed to a later date.
End of Winter semester 2020
The academic calendar will not be adjusted. All students and professors will be given an additional month to submit assignments and grades.
To take advantage of the “pass / fail rating”, students must send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the course acronym. The deadline to make such a request is June 15, 2020.
Evaluation of research activities
Student research activities for the winter 2020 term will be evaluated as they stand at the closing of the INRS on March 13, 2020.
Scholarships and grants
Scholarship payments continue as planned. If you have any questions, contact the Registrar's Office at email@example.com.
Admissions to the INRS will continue. For students who are not be able to present themselves in person, the possibility of starting their program remotely will be offered if their supervisor agrees. Postponement of a new admission, if necessary and without penalty, is also possible. To do so, the request must be addressed to the Registrar's Office.
If documents required for admission are missing as a result of the pandemic, it is still possible to apply for admission with a letter of explanation. The documents can be forwarded when they are available. If you have any questions, contact the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations for the summer semester 2020 will continue. The enrolment period has been extended until April 5, 2020. All leave of absence requests will be accepted. It is also possible to continue one's studies and research activities remotely with your director’s agreement, or to register part-time. Students should contact their supervisor or tutor to determine the best course of action.
As of March 13, 2020, students from foreign countries cannot be accepted for on-campus courses and research until further notice. Each person in charge - professor and professor or member of the administration - must notify those concerned.
- This opening to full-time work applies only to students whose study permit allows them to work off-campus.
- Students with implied status may also take advantage of this relaxation if their expired permit allowed them to work off-campus.
- As stated in our information document of April 9, students who are forced to switch to part-time work, or to take a break from their studies, maintain their right to work off-campus if they can provide a letter from their university justifying that it was COVID-19 that affected the continuation of the program on a full-time basis. Therefore, the opening to full-time work also applies in this case.
- A student whose study permit indicates that he or she is not allowed to work with vulnerable persons (patients, seniors, students) remains unable to do so.
- Students who renew their CAQ for a period ending later than December 31, 2020 must continue their procedures.
- Students whose CAQ ended before April 30 are not covered and must still wait for their application to be processed.
- No information has been given, at this time, regarding a possible refund for submitted applications that become unnecessary because of this decision.
Foreign students who hold a valid study permit or who had their application for a study permit approved when the Government of Canada's travel restrictions came into effect on March 18, 2020, may enter Canada. To do so, students must not show symptoms of COVID-19 before departure. Upon their arrival in Canada, a 14-day isolation period is mandatory, even if the person does not show any symptoms. More information is available on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
As of March 13, 2020, interns from foreign countries can no longer be accepted until further notice. Those responsible for internships must notify those concerned. If the period of confinement continues, the INRS Graduate and Postgraduate Studies Department will consider, with you and your internship supervisor, the possibility of continuing your research activities remotely. Depending on the outcome of the pandemic, other options may be offered to you, such as the possibility of completing your internship on a part-time basis or postponing it until the fall of 2020 or the winter of 2021.
Courses, seminars, doctoral exams and thesis defenses will be completed remotely, when possible. The "R" (Deferred) grade will be used systematically for courses that cannot be completed by distance learning. This grade will allow an additional term for the submission of results. Depending on the evolution of the pandemic, an exceptional extension for a second term will be considered considered.