Want to share your knowledge and passion for science? Then why not become an INRS mentor!
The goal of the Apprentis chercheurs (Researchers apprentices) program is to turn high school students on to science. It takes place every summer in July and August at the Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre in Laval.
Apprentis chercheurs was launched by INRS and the Armand-Frappier Museum in 2002. The program is designed for Secondary 3, 4, and 5 students with an interest in science. It’s a unique opportunity for them to experience university lab research up close. Each participant is twinned with an INRS student for a week, based on shared research interests.
The program runs twice each summer, in July and August, at the Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre.
Your role as mentor will be to help a young student conduct a research project related to your field of study. Throughout the week, you will guide your budding scientist and answer their questions. It’s a great way to share your knowledge and passion for science.
The program will be offered at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunication Research Centre for the first time in 2021.
Students are admitted to the Apprentis chercheurs program based on their interest in science rather than on their marks.
Over the years, the Apprentis chercheurs program has often been the spark that has encouraged young people to undertake postsecondary studies in science. We often see students who have participated in the program start their master’s at INRS once they’ve completed their bachelor’s.