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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

INRS strives to make sure that everyone in its community feels respected and valued by promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for all.

INRS’s understands that it’s important to embrace diversity in all its forms—race, colour, place of origin, religion, immigration or Indigenous status, ethnicity, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age—within its community.

It is also aware that these groups are more likely to be discriminated against in the recruitment, selection, and appointment process for Canada Research Chairs and other research activities within the institution.

It is also committed to gender equity and meets its legal obligations in that regard. It sets clear objectives to promote equity for everyone (including women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities) based on the Employment Equity Act, not only in recruitment, but also in appointments to Canada Research Chairs and in activities that are closely related to INRS’s mission.

Équipe du Laboratoire d’électrotechnologies environnementales et procédés oxydatifs de l'INRS


Canada Research Chairs

INRS’s goal is to maintain equitable representation of the designated groups in its workforce and adjust its policies and practices for selecting Canada Research Chair candidates accordingly. Learn more (in French only)

INRS’s recognizes that the contributions of women, Indigenous persons, visible and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are essential to the pursuit of its mission.

INRS is aware that these groups of people are more likely to be discriminated against in matters such as recruitment, selection and appointment to Canada Research Chairs and other research activities within its institution.

Inclusivity redaction writing


Inclusive writing

The Inclusivement vôtres! guide suggests a number ways to write more egalitarian texts in French that avoid discrimination or prejudice and better represent the INRS community in all its diversity. It includes neutral terms and formulations that are suitable for an academic environment. Learn more about inclusive writing in French (available in French only)

Have questions about equity, diversity and inclusion? Write to us in confidence.