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Announcement of the February winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Josué Jautzy, PhD student in isotope geochemistry at Institut national de recherche scientifique

Winning article: Century-Long Source Apportionment of PAHs in Athabasca Oil Sands Region Lakes Using Diagnostic Ratios and Compound-Specific Carbon Isotope Signatures

Published in Environmental Science & Technology, 47(12), 6155–6163, 2013.

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Ruifeng Cao, Postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry at McGill University

Winning article: Translational control of entrainment and synchrony of the suprachiasmatic circadian clock by mTOR/4E-BP1 signaling

Published in Neuron, vol. 79, no 4, 2013, p. 712-724.

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Nicholas Giguère, PhD student in literature and communications at Université de Sherbrooke

Winning publication: Le paratexte comme lieu de sociabilité : la collection “Les Poètes du Jour” (1963-1975) des Éditions du Jour

Published in Québec Studies, 05, 17-32, 2013.


In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Every month, each Fund will award $1000 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619