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

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

Award winners, Fonds Nature et technologies

Dai Xijie and Haining Wang, PhD students in Chemistry, McGill University
Winning article: Aldehydes as alkyl carbanion equivalents for additions to carbonyl compounds
Published in: Nature Chemistry

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Melica Nourmoussavi, postdoctoral fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: A Review of Treatment Considerations and the Impact of Premature Menopause
Published in: Cancer Treatment Reviews

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Dustin Valen, PhD student at the School of Architecture, McGill University
Winning article: On the Horticultural Origins of Victorian Glasshouse Culture
Published in: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 75, no 4

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