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Student Researchers


The QICSS Scholarship Program aims to provide financial support to MA and Ph.D. students whose research is based on Statistics Canada or the Institut de la statistique du Québec detailed micro-data available in QICSS laboratories.

Three categories of scholarships

  1. Entrance scholarships for MA student ($1000) or Ph.D. student ($2000);
  2. Grants for students research outcomes for MA student (maximum of $1000) or Ph.D. student (maximum of $4000);
  3. Matching grants for intensive research for MA student only ($2000).

* Maximal total amount of $4000 for MA students and of $6000 for Ph.D. students.
* Three categories of scholarships are available to students throughout the year.

Scholarship applications can be submitted throughout the year.


The QICSS offers workshops on various statistical software packages throughout the year. To find out about our upcoming workshops, visit our event calendar.

Online tutorials

Many websites offer free training on the main statistical software packages. Here are some of them:

Free software

These software packages are all available in the QICSS research labs.

Statistical analysis:

Spatial data analysis:


Trial versions


In addition to its wide range of activities, the QICSS organizes numerous symposiums and conferences. From ethnic diversity to the situation of Canadian families, from annual conferences designed especially for new scholars to special events organized within international conferences, all these events highlight the huge potential of social statistics.

International Conferences

Every two years, the QICSS organizes an international conference on a current topic. These events explore the issues from a comparative perspective, by bringing together Canadian and international researchers to present the latest research and discuss the contribution made by social statistics. T hey provide an opportunity for an international dialogue between decision makers, researchers, representatives from statistical institutes and others.

Colloquiums at the annual ACFAS Conference

Each year, the QICSS organizes a colloquium at the annual Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) conference. These events draw attention to the insights offered by social statistics into social policy issues and highlight the research conducted in the QICSS laboratories. By bringing together contributors from diverse areas, these events encourage an exchange of ideas that helps advance social statistics in the francophone community.

New Researchers Conferences

The aim of these conferences is to highlight the innovative research carried out by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and recent graduates. They seek to showcase the wide spectrum of questions that young scholars tackle with the data available at the QICSS, the diversity of quantitative tools they use ant the relevance of research findings.