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

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the June winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Ivan Alejandro Velasco-Davalos, PhD student in Energy Science and Materials at INRS

Winning article: Realization of single-termination SrTiO3 (100) surfaces by a microwave-induced hydrothermal process

Published in Applied Physics Letters, 103, 202905, 2013.

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Sarah Liu, MA student in psychology at Concordia University

Winning article: Self-esteem change and diurnal cortisol secretion in older adulthood

Published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, 41, 111-120, 2014.

Lauréate du Fonds Société et culture

Christine Santerre, PhD student in law at Université Laval

Winning article: Réorganisation d’une infraction désorganisée : le harcèlement criminel

Published in Revue juridique Thémis, 47, 195, 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