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Announcement of February’s recipients of the Relève étoile awards

Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the names of the three winners of the Relève étoile competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) for the month of February.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Joanie Van de Walle, PhD student in Biology, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Hunting regulation favors slow life histories in a large carnivore
Published in: Nature Communications

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Massimiliano Orri, postdoctoral fellow in Psychiatry, McGill University
Winning article: Association of Childhood Irritability and Depressive/Anxious Mood Profiles With Adolescent Suicidal Ideation and Attempts
Published in: JAMA Psychiatry

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

François Dominic Laramée, PhD student in History, Université de Montréal
Winning article: La production de l'espace dans l'Encyclopédie : portraits d'une géographie imaginée
Published in: Document numérique 20, n. 2-3 (2017)

The Relève étoile competition, formerly known as the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles competition, promotes careers in research and aims to recognize the excellence of the research conducted by university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are carrying out advanced research training in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To pay tribute to eminent members of Québec’s scientific community in recognition of their remarkable careers and outstanding contributions to the development of the research ecosystem, the award granted by the Fonds Nature et technologies has been named in honour of Louis Berlinguet, the Fonds Santé’s award is named after Jacques Genest, whereas the Fonds Société et culture honors Paul Gérin-Lajoie.

Every month, each Fund will award $1,000 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.


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