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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Jean-Christophe Gauthier, MA student in Physics and Optical Engineering, Université Laval
Winning article: In-amplifier mid-infrared supercontinuum generation
Published in: Optics Letters

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Laura Labonté, PhD student in Experimental Medicine, McGill University
Winning article: Undiagnosed COPD Contributes to the Burden of Health Care Utilization: Data from the CanCOLD Study
Published in: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Caroline Sarrazin, PhD student at the Research Chair in Water, Urban and Utility Governance, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Role And Place Of Irrigation Ponds In A Context Of Change: A Case Study In Sunsari and Saptari Districts, The Eastern Tarai, Nepal
Published in: Small-scale Irrigation Systems: Challenges To Sustainable Livelihoods, actes de colloque, (02-2015), Kathmandu

In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of 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.

M. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


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