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INRS-UQO Joint Research Unit in Cybersecurity

The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) are developing a joint research unit (UMR) in cybersecurity.

At INRS, the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre brings together a number of world-renowned telecommunications experts who specialize in the development of digital technologies and other fields. The creation of this UMR reflects INRS’s desire to be a leader in this strategic field of research. UQO has been active in the field of cybersecurity for 20 years with its computer security research lab and offers cybersecurity training with a graduate program aimed at professionals or people looking to improve their knowledge of the various aspects of cybersecurity. UQO plans to build on its educational offering in the near future with new bachelor’s and master’s programs in cybersecurity.

Digital security issues are of paramount importance, and cybersecurity needs are growing exponentially. This project is part of a regional plan to develop a critical mass of researchers and qualified workers to better respond to the political, strategic, and economic issues related to information systems integrity locally in Outaouais and across Québec and the rest of Canada.

The Joint Research Unit in Cybersecurity will provide the Outaouais region with a new cohort of scientists specialized in this priority field for Québec and help create promising partnerships with many economic players.

Development of the INRS-UQO Joint Research Unit in Cybersecurity was made possible thanks to initial funding of $3 million from the Government of Québec.

This funding by Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur will make it possible to create three professorships at INRS’s Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre.

These professors will work as part of the UMR from UQO’s, in Gatineau. The UMR’s mission is to conduct multidisciplinary graduate-level research and educational activities.

Important addresses:

UMR joint implementation committee

Coordination: Gabriel Joyal, Research Officer, Scientific Direction, INRS

Have questions? Contact the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre.