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Workshops and Training Sessions

Each term, INRS offers a variety of workshops and training sessions, in French or bilingual, to equip them for their university career and help them succeed. The workshop and training offerings can be increased during the term. Register now!

Fall Term 2022 program

Academic support

WEEKLY WORKSHOP Writing Practice Exchange Group: Every Monday from September 19 to December 19

What?

The purpose of this group is to allow students to improve their writing skills through collaborative work sessions. Bring your texts!

Where?

Every Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., from September 19 to December 19, 2022 inclusive

Where?

Online (Zoom)

Participate (same login link every Monday)

How often?

Groups are offered in English and French on an alternating schedule (every two weeks). If desired, students may participate in both languages.

Group in French Group in English
  • September 19
  • October 3rd
  • October 17
  • October 31
  • November 14
  • November 28
  • December 12, 1:30 pm
  • September 26
  • October 10: Thanksgiving holiday – potsponed to October 14, at 9:00 am
  • October 24
  • November 7
  • November 21
  • December 5, 1:30 pm
  • December 19, 1:30 pm

Do I have to attend every Monday?

No. Your presence is left to your discretion.

Do I have to register in advance?

No. You can join the group when you are available, using the login link.

WEEKLY WORKSHOP French Conversation Workshop: Every Wednesday from September 21 to December 14

What?

This workshop aims to enable international students to improve their ability to understand and speak French.

When?

Every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m., from September 21 to December 14, 2022 inclusive

Where?

Online (Zoom)

Participate (same login link every Wednesday)

Do I have to attend every Wednesday?

No. Your presence is left to your discretion.

Do I have to register in advance?

No. You can join the group when you are available, using the login link.

WEEKLY WORKSHOP Online Workgroup: Every Tuesday from September 20 to December 13

What?

Built according to the Pomodoro model to decrease social isolation and to improve motivation, this online work group is composed of students from INRS.

When?

Every Tuesday from September 20 to December 13

Where?

Online (Zoom)

Participate (same login link every Tuesday)

Do I have to attend every Tuesday?

No. Your presence is left to your discretion.

Do I have to register in advance?

No. You can join the group when you are available, using the login link.

Professional development

Life in Quebec

Health and welness

Coming up in the Winter 2023 term

please take note

Workshops and trainings are offered to our students by the Wellness Unit (CIME) and INRS Student Life Services. You will receive an email from the Student Life Services with program and scheduling information. You can also consult the program on this page and in our Events section. Some activities are offered in French. See the schedule →


French courses offered each term

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Your knowledge of the French language is limited? It is possible and even recommended to start or continue learning French. INRS offers free French courses each term for all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). You will receive an email from Student Life Services at the beginning of each term to inform you of the French courses offered.

French is the official language in Quebec, although it is generally possible, especially in Montreal, to function in English. If you already speak French, you may have questions about certain Quebec words and expressions. To help you, or simply out of curiosity, consult this small Quebec lexicon (lexique québécois).

Writing support

Thèsez-vous?
Illustration: © Thèsez-vous?

Is writing papers and thesis a real challenge? Become a member of Thèsez-vous, which offers various types of writing tools and activities. You pay for your subscription to Thèsez-vous, and then INRS allocates you a fixed number of scholarship codes for registration to Thèsez-vous activities. To have access to scholarship codes, you must be registered in an INRS study program.

If you have any questions concerning the attribution of scholarship codes, please write to bbve.sesre@inrs.ca.

For any question related to the activities offered by Thèsez-vous, write to info@thesez-vous.com

Writing without plagiarizing: the student’s responsibility

Whether you are preparing an academic paper, a scientific article, your dissertation or your thesis, you have a responsibility to avoid plagiarism.

INRS checks your texts and does not tolerate plagiarism (see section 11.12 of the Règlement sur les études supérieures). INRS provides students with a plagiarism detection tool called iThenticate. It is possible to verify the originality of your texts before submitting them.

For training or to obtain access, write to sdis@inrs.ca.

Un logiciel pour détecter le plagiat

INRS provides students with a plagiarism detection tool called Compilatio. It is possible to verify the originality of texts, to obtain help to elaborate a bibliography correctly, to estimate the percentage of similarities, to verify the borrowed sources and more. But beware! Although useful for school work, the software is less suitable for research publications, scientific articles and theses.

For access to Compilatio, contact sve@inrs.ca. For context-sensitive training, email sdis@inrs.ca.

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