Science Communication

Students at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) regularly get involved in activities designed to make science interesting and accessible to a wide audience.

The competitions, as well as the symposia and congresses, are all great opportunities to share knowledge and to discover, by the way, a passion for scientific communication. INRS students also help boost INRS’s visibility at public events.

Why sharing your research?

  • To shine a spotlight on INRS
  • To promote scientific research
  • To make science accessible to all
  • To spark public interest in science
  • To improve the public’s level of science literacy
  • To fight disinformation

Sound interesting? We encourage our young scientists to share their knowledge and know-how with the world. If you have an idea for a project, you could benefit from our grant for scientific or academic projects (in French).

Outside events to showcase your results

Pint of Science

Pint of Science is a science communication festival, held every year around the world in May. Scientists and members of the general public are invited to gather in bars, cafés, and other public places to discuss science. Learn more


Eureka! Festival

The Eureka! Festival celebrates science and technology and is aimed at people of all ages, but particularly young people and their families. The many exhibitors go all out to introduce them to and demystify the fascinating world of science. Learn more


Girls and science

Les filles et les sciences is a free event held every year in four cities—Montréal, Québec City, Rimouski, and Sherbrooke—and is aimed at introducing science and technology professions and the required programs of study to girls in Secondary 2, 3, and 4. The event features group activities, demonstrations, and workshops led by members of the scientific community. Learn more


24 hours of science

The 24 heures de science event was launched by the NGO, Science pour tous. Over a period of 24 hours, more than 400 science-based activities are held across Quebec, including workshops, presentations, and laboratory visits. Learn more


Déclic lectures

Centre Déclic’s mission is to provide a two-way channel for scientists to share their research knowledge with the general public. Learn more


Ma thèse en 180 secondes/Three Minute Thesis competitions

The Ma thèse en 180 secondes/Three Minute Thesis competitions provide PhD students with an opportunity to explain their research to the general public. For more information, go to the Student Competitions section.


Fernand Séguin scholarship

The Fernand Séguin scholarship is awarded annually and gives students a chance to break into the media and scientific communication. A real springboard for those interested in a media career, it offers a unique opportunity to learn the profession of science journalism through internships with recognized traditional and digital media outlets. For registration and award details, browse ACS website.

If you have questions, please contact the Student Life Services.