Outils de partage

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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Benjamin De Leener, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering
Winning article: Automatic segmentation of the spinal cord and spinal canal coupled with vertebral labeling
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Valérie Courchesne, PhD student in Psychology
Winning article: Autistic children at risk of being underestimated: school-based pilot study of a strength-informed assessment
Published in: Molecular Autism

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Lorraine Derocher, postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Children and Families, McGill University
Winning article: Intervenir auprès de sectes religieuses en protection de la jeunesse - Un défi
Published in: Presses de l'Université du Québec

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