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Announcement of April’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 for the month of April.


Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Claude Dufour, MSc student in Biology, Université Laval
Winning article: The impact of lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) and cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) pollination on honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colony health status
Published in: PLOS One

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Nadia Sourial, PhD student in the Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
Winning article: Sex Differences in Dementia Primary Care Performance and Health Service Use: A Population-Based Study
Published in: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Guillaume Lamy, PhD student in Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Les think tanks au Québec : essor d’une industrie de recherche en territoire politique
Published in: Bulletin d'histoire politique

The Relève étoile 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