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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 (FRQ) for the month of April.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Marie-Pier Hébert, PhD student in Biology, McGill University
Winning article: The overlooked impact of rising glyphosate use on phosphorus loading in agricultural watersheds
Published in : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest

Thierry Gagné, postdoctoral fellow in Epidemiology and Public Health, University of London - University College London
Winning article : Methodological systematic review of studies on social inequalities in smoking among young adults: A field coming of age?
Published in: Tobacco Control

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie

Catherine Ouellet-Courtois, PhD student in Psychology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Cognitive Confidence in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Published in: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

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