Suspension of activities

Is there a storm? Are the roads snowy and slippery? Are you wondering whether you need to come in to your class, lab, or office? If conditions warrant, INRS may decide to suspend its activities for safety reasons, and closed one or all of its buildings.


The decision to temporarily suspend activities is based on: 


Temporary suspension of activities

If activities are suspended temporarily due to snow, freezing rain, or any other event, INRS will contact the university community as follows:

Cancellation of morning activities: Before 7 a.m.

Cancellation of afternoon activities: Before 11 a.m.

The closure may apply to one or more buildings at various INRS locations in Quebec. INRS will always clearly indicate where closures are taking place. When necessary, INRS issues updates on the closures of its buildings during the day.

If there are no alerts, you can assume that buildings are open and activities are taking place as scheduled.


Means of communication

INRS will use a variety of communication methods: 

  • INRS homepage
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Email


Absences and late arrivals

For information about excused absences and late arrivals, see the Directive on the Temporary Suspension of INRS Activities.