Intersectoral Student Committee

The Intersectoral Student Committee (Comité intersectoriel étudiant or CIÉ) is a statutory committee of the FRQ boards of directors. Its mandate is to identify strategies to:

  • Promote the accessibility of graduate studies;
  • Work towards excellence in student researchers;
  • Participate in efforts to promote student research.

With these objectives in mind, the CIÉ organizes consultations that bring together graduate students, higher education stakeholders and guest experts to discuss current issues, and periodic meetings with student associations. To promote discussion and exchange, an e-mail address is provided for general use ( and a consultation on the student condition is held annually during the Journées de la relève en recherche Acfas-FRQ.