Submitting your application
for a Master’s or Ph.D. program - Recruitment event
IRIC Student Recruitment Event offers students an opportunity to visit the campus and to discover IRIC, its laboratories and its core facilities, but also to meet Principal Investigators and students during networking activities. It’s an opportunity for them to learn more about the study programs offered and to take advantage of being on-site to take part in two days of individual interviews with the Principal Investigators of their choice.
Following the visit, certain participants will receive a recruitment offer from one or several Investigators. Those offers will be valid from Fall 2020 to Fall 2021. The 2020 edition will take place from June 3rd to 5th, 2020.
Transportation expenses covered by the Institute up to a maximum of $500 CAD. Accommodation and meal expenses are covered during the stay (from June 3rd to 5th, 2020.). The students recruited will receive competitive financial support throughout their training, in the amount of $20,000 per year for a Master’s and $23,000 for a Ph.D.
- Demonstrate strong interest in undertaking graduate studies in the field of cancer research;
- Have successfully completed or be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program (Master’s 1/Master’s 2) 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 Master’s candidates, and 3.3 out of 4.3 (75%, B+, or 13 out of 20, or the equivalent) for Ph.D. candidates;
- Be ready to begin graduate studies in Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 for Canadian students or permanent residents of Canada, and in Winter 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 for international students.
Preparing your application
To be considered complete in French or in English, an application package must include the following documents:
- The application form, duly completed on IRIC’s Academic Affairs portal, here;
- A letter of intent describing 1) your academic background and previous research experience, 2) your scientific interests and your desire to pursue graduate studies in the field of cancer research, 3) your academic and career goals, and 4) the names of the Investigators with whom you would like to pursue your studies and the reasons for your choice, 5) the reasons for taking part in the activities surrounding your recruitment visit to IRIC;
- All of your official university transcripts (unofficial copies accepted);
- Your résumé (CV);
- Two letters of recommendation from professors or others who can attest to the quality of your academic achievement including, if applicable, any research experience you may have. These letters are optional for Master’s applicants – but required for Ph.D. applicants – and must be forwarded confidentially, by email, (firstname.lastname@example.org), directly by their author.
Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee made up of IRIC Principal Investigators.
Results will be announced in late April, 2020. The applicants retained will receive an official invitation, including all of the details related to the event.