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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Marion Cousineau, postdoctoral fellow in Psychology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: The basis of musical consonance as revealed by congenital amusia
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, October 2012

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Olivier Boucher, PhD student in Psychology, Centre de recherche du CHUQ, Université Laval
Winning article: Prenatal MeHg, postnatal Pb exposure, and evidence of ADHD among Inuit children in Arctic Québec
Published in: Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(10), 1456-61,1658-63

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Jimmie Leblanc, PhD student in instrumental composition, McGill University
Article primé : Xenakis’ Aesthetic Project: The Paradoxes of a Formalist Intuition
Paru dans : Xenakis Matters, Pendragon Press, New York

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