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If you’re an INRS student and you want to share your enthusiasm for your institution, become an ambassador! You’ll play a key role at special events, recruitment activities, and consultations.

Ambassador’s Role

You will help boost INRS’s profile as a leading university research institute for partnerships and the training of scientific leaders. You will promote INRS faculty, programs, and research internships, as well as research activities in strategic sectors for the economic, cultural and social development of Quebec.

Ambassadors for 2020–2021

Émilie Boutet
PhD in Biology
Research Supervisor: Jonathan Perreault

Jessica Dozois
MSc in Applied Microbiology
Research Supervisor: Étienne Yergeau

Véronique Dubos
PhD in Water Science
Research Supervisor: André St-Hilaire

Alice Gaudreau
MSc in Transfer and Knowledge Mobilization
Research Supervisor: Maria Eugenia Longo

Elissa Haddad
PhD in Energy and Materials Science
Research Supervisor: François Légaré

Victoria Jepson
PhD in Urban Studies
Research Supervisor: Philippe Apparicio

Ahlem Meziadi
PhD in Energy and Materials Science
Research Supervisor: Marc-André Gauthier

Jérome Simon
PhD in Earth Science
Research Supervisor: Erwan Gloaguen

Mandate term

Ambassadors’ terms last one year, from May 1 to April 30 and are renewable for an additional year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the term of the 2020-21 Ambassadors will be exceptionally from May 10, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

How to apply

Does this challenge interest you? Submit your application before May 3, 2021 to Joanie Lavoie at Please note that you must be proficient in French to be an ambassador. Your application must include:

  • Transcripts for all studies completed to date
  • A letter of motivation in French explaining why you would like to take on this role and how you can help promote INRS (1 page)
  • A reference letter from your research supervisor highlighting your communication skills

Evaluation criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on four criteria out of total score of 100:

  • Motivation (40 points)
  • Academic record (30 points)
  • Support from the research supervisor (20 points)
  • Proficiency in a language other than French (10 points)


A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to each ambassador to thank them for their commitment.

For more information, please contact the Student Life Services.