Master’s degree in urban studies

INRS professors Sophie L. Van Neste and Xavier Leloup of INRS are looking for a student to join the Master’s program in Urban Studies and the Labo Équité Climat research team, working on equity in climate change adaptation. His involvement will focus on the impacts of anticipated decarbonization measures (energy efficiency) and housing adaptation to extreme heat, from a perspective of equity and protection of the rights of the most vulnerable tenants. Analysis of the experience and implications of housing committees and community organizations.

Profile required
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political science), geography or environmental sciences.
Interest in the intersection of climate issues with housing and equity.
Interest in community action
Good writing skills, ability to read in English.

Financial support
Specialization scholarship: $10,000 / year for 2 years, with summer salary for the summer of 2025 ($5,000).

Access to an office and computer as needed. Team integration and support from a postdoctoral fellow and supervising professors.

Information and application form on the INRS website

Questions about the project: Xavier Leloup ( and Sophie L. Van Neste (