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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Wahiba Ait Youcef, PhD student in Oceanography, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Winning article: Spatial distribution of Greenland halibut Reinhardtius hippoglossoides in relation to abundance and hypoxia in the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence
Published in: Fisheries Oceanography, 22(1), 41–60, January 2013

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Talia Malagon, PhD student in Epidemiology, Université Laval
Winning article: Cross-protective efficacy of two human papillomavirus vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12(10), 781-789, October 2012

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Jules Racine St-Jacques, PhD student in History, Université Laval
Winning article: L'honneur et la foi. Le droit de résistance chez les réformés français (1536-1581)
Published in: Librairie Droz

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