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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

Thierry Villeneuve, MA student in Mechanical Engineering at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Université Laval
Winning article: The thermal diode and insulating potentials of a vertical stack of parallelogrammic air-filled enclosures
Published in: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Simon Papillon-Cavanagh, PhD student in Medicine, McGill University
Winning article: Impaired H3K36 methylation defines a subset of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
Published in: Nature Genetics

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Emanuelle Dufour, PhD student in Art Education, Concordia University
Winning article: Une école où tu réapprends à être fier de ce que tu es… : L'Institution Kiuna et le programme Sciences humaines – Premières Nations
Published in: Recherches amérindiennes au Québec, 45(2-3), p.163-176

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