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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Mohamed Balli, postdoctoral researcher in physics at Université Sherbrooke
Winning article: Anisotropy-enhanced giant reversible rotating magnetocaloric effect in HoMn2O5 single crystals
Published in Applied Physics Letters

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Jason Bouffard, PhD student in experimental medicine at Université Laval
Winning article: Tonic Pain Experienced during Locomotor Training Impairs Retention Despite Normal Performance during Acquisition
Published in The Journal of Neuroscience

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Martina Chumova, PhD student in history at Université de Montréal
Winning article: Le guide pratique Mieux vivre avec notre enfant : témoin des discours et représentations autour de l’allaitement au Québec (1977-2013)
Published in Les éditions du remue-ménage, 05 – 2014

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 $1,000 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