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

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

Award winner, Fonds Nature et technologies

Étienne Boulais, PhD student in Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Winning article: Plasma Mediated off-Resonance Plasmonic Enhanced Ultrafast Laser-Induced Nanocavitation
Published in: Nano Letters, 12(9): 4763-4769

Award winner, Fonds Santé

Louis Nombrla Franco, postdoctoral fellow in Cardiology, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval
Winning article: Timing, predictive factors, and prognostic value of cerebrovascular events in a large cohort of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Published in: Circulation, 126(25), 3041-53

Award winner, Fonds Société et culture

Marie-Pierre Bourdages-Sylvain, PhD student in Sociology, Université Laval
Winning article: L’ethos contemporain du travail au Québec
Chapter published in: Vers une nouvelle conception de l'idéaltype du travailleur, Romaine Malenfant (dir), PUQ, 87-101

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.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec