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Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony 2020-2021

The graduation ceremony was held on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Diplomas will be mailed to graduates.

The 151 members of the graduating cohort were applauded at the virtual ceremony hosted by Director of Studies and Student Life Service Philippe-Edwin Bélanger. The event virtually welcomed the students who graduated this past year.

Each year, INRS is proud to crown the efforts and dedication of the students who completed their graduate program!

Eligibility for graduation and general information

If your graduation is certified by the registrar’s office after March 11, 2021, you will be part of the 2021-2022 graduating cohort. You will receive an email invitation for the convocation ceremony scheduled for 2022.

If you are unsure about the status of your graduation record, please write to

It is important to verify that your mailing information is current and accurate in the IDÉ Student Portal.

Highlight excellence

INRS honours graduates who have distinguished themselves throught their academic performance, achievements, or scientific contributions in the course of their graduate studies.

  • International Recognition Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Student Leadership Award
  • Best Master’s Thesis Award
  • Best PhD Thesis Award  

Two graduate students (master’s and PhD) receive the Chief Executive Officer’s Award of Excellence, and one graduate receive the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.

Lumières Awards

The Lumières Awards presented by the INRS Foundation at the virtual convocation ceremony honour outstanding graduates who have helped showcase the importance of science in society and the outstanding research and training activities at INRS.

  • Firestarter Award, to recent graduates whose promising start to their careers is a source of inspiration for our student community.
  • Trailblazer Award, graduates who have distinguished themselves through their exceptional careers and commitment to their community, both in Quebec and around the world.
  • Starbust Award, graduate who has shown outstanding commitment to INRS’s growth and its contribution to Quebec’s economic, social, or cultural development.

You have questions about invitations or registration for the ceremony? Write to us.