Unique example of a partnership between a university centre and a governmental organization, the Quebec Geoscience Centre (QGC) groups the scientists from the Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and from the Quebec division of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC-Quebec), Natural Resources Canada. 

Researchers at QGC focus their activities towards pertinent socio-economic issues by increasing the knowledge related to regional geology, georesources (groundwater, minerals and fossil fuels) and environmental geoscience (natural hazards, environmental geodynamics, characterization and restoration of contaminated sites, climate change).

GSC-Quebec and INRS intend that their collaboration be a centre of convergence and excellence in the geosciences, open to all, while promoting collaboration of the governments, agencies and universities of Eastern Canada.

INRS jointly with the Geology and Geological Engineering Department from Laval University offer interuniversity programs of graduate studies in Earth Sciences.

As part of its ongoing commitment to promote public interest in the geoscience and contribute to the training of future geoscientists, the QGC produces outreach materials and organizes special events designed to raise students' interest in science.


Natural Resources Canada

490 de la Couronne, 3rd floor
Québec (Quebec) G1K 9A9
Phone: (418) 654-2604

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
490 de la Couronne
Québec (Quebec) G1K 9A9 
Phone: (418) 654-INRS
Email: info@ete.inrs.ca