The IRIC Student Recruitment Event offers students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the field of cancer research a unique opportunity to participate in an international student recruitment event at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal. The 2019 edition will take place from June 12th to 14th, 2019.

During the event, participants:

  • Visit IRIC, its laboratories and core facilities;
  • Meet IRIC principal investigators and students and discuss with them during various networking activities;
  • Learn more about the MSc and PhD research projects and graduate programs offered at IRIC;
  • Participate in a full day of one-on-one interviews with the IRIC principal investigators of their choice;
  • Explore the campus of the Université de Montréal;
  • Participate in an evening of activities in downtown Montreal with IRIC students.

Activities are offered in English.

Following the event, participants may receive a recruitment offer from one or many IRIC principal investigators. Offers will be valid from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020. Recruited students will also be guaranteed to receive competitive financial support during their training at IRIC ($20,000 per year for MSc students, $22,500 per year for PhD students).

Click here to see the highlights of the 2017 IRIC Student Recruitment Event


March 12th, 2019 5:00PM (Eastern time)


Participants benefit from:

  • Reimbursement of their travel expenses incurred (up to a maximum of $CAD 500);
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at the Studios Hotel of the Université de Montréal;
  • 3 meals per day for 3 days;
  • An access card valid for 3 consecutive days of unlimited travel through the Montreal public transit system.


To be eligible for the IRIC Student Recruitment Event, you must:

  • Demonstrate strong interest in undertaking graduate studies (MSc and/or PhD) in the field of cancer research;
  • Have successfully completed or be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program (or the equivalent) in a discipline related to life sciences or biomedical research;
  • Have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.3 (70 %, B, 12 out of 20, or the equivalent) for MSc candidates, and 3.3 out of 4.3 (75 %, B+, or 13 out of 20, or the equivalent) for PhD candidates;
  • Be ready to start a graduate program in Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 for Canadian students or permanent residents of Canada, and in Winter 2020, Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 for international students.


To be considered complete, your application package must include the following documents:

  • The application form, duly completed on IRIC’s Academic Affairs portal;
  • A letter of intent describing 1) your academic background and past research experiences, 2) your scientific interests and desire to pursue graduate studies in the field of cancer research, 3) your academic and career goals, 4) the names of researchers with whom you would like to pursue your studies and the reasons for your choice, 5) your reasons for wanting to participate in the 2019 IRIC Student Recruitement Event;
  • A transcript of your complete university-level academic record to date in English or in French (scanned unofficial transcripts accepted);
  • Your resume;
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or others who can attest to the quality and strength of your academic achievement including, if applicable, any research experience you may have. These letters are optional for MSc candidates but required for PhD candidates. They must be emailed to us directly by your referees at recruitmentevent@iric.ca.

→ Submit Your Application ←

Applications will be evaluated after the deadline by a selectioncommittee composed of IRIC principal investigators. Results will be communicated at the end of April 2019.

Successful applicants will receive an official invitation with the final details on the event.



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