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Graduation Ceremony

The next convocation has held on May 14, 2022 at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal. Congratulations to all new graduate members!

Revisit the ceremony!

Eligibility for graduation

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 May 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.


March 31
Invitation and registration period begins

April 20
Registration deadline

May 2
Deadline for the submission of testimonial videos

May 14
Graduation ceremony

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 the ceremony? Write to us.