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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

Hichem Guerboukha, Master's student in Physical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Silk Foam Terahertz Waveguides
Published in: Advanced Optical Materials

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Maxine Boudreau, PhD student in Psychology, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Winning article: Mediator effect of depressive symptoms on the association between BMI and asthma control in adults
Published in: CHEST

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Joseph Carew, PhD student in Philosophy, McGill University
Winning article: Ontological Catastrophe: Žižek and the Paradoxical Metaphysics of German Idealism
Published in: Open Humanities Press

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