How to survive and make a name for yourself as a scientific researcher

March 15, 2013

Update : September 15, 2020


INRS, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS),and Mitacs are pleased to announce Summer School 2013: Survival Skills for Scientists. This one-of-a-kind, innovative workshop is designed to provide science and engineering students and graduates from the two schools with the skills they need for a successful career in research. Summer school will be held April 24 and 25 at ÉTS.


The researcher’s toolbox

What does a career as a science and engineering researcher entail? What are the major challenges and keys to success? To answer these questions and many more, a number of experts including scientists, engineers, and business leaders working in a variety of fields (nanotechnology, space exploration, biotechnology, tech company start-ups, and scientific communication) will take part in lectures and seminars to share their experiences, triumphs, and inspirations, and explain how they make a go of it in their respective fields of science and technology. Topics on the agenda include how to plan a career in science and engineering; why you need a mentor and how to find one; the peer review system; science communication; funding; and science and ethics.



To register for summer school, fill out the online form. Space is limited to 100 participants, so don’t wait. Registration closes April 19, 2013. To find out more about Summer School 2013: “Survival Skills for Scientists,” a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to succeed as a researcher, visit