Announcement of the February winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award
Montreal, February 4, 2013 – 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
Michel Lavoie, PhD student in in environmental studies at INRS.
Award-winning publication: Influence of Essential Elements on Cadmium Uptake and Toxicity in a Unicellular Green Alga: the Protective Effect of trace Zinc and cobalt concentrations. Published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31(7):1445-52, July 2012.
Award winner, Fonds Santé
Jean-Baptiste Pingault, Postdoctoral student at Université de Montréal’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.
Award-winning publication: Childhood trajectories of inattention, hyperactivity and oppositional behaviors and prediction of substance abuse/dependence: a 15-year longitudinal population-based study. Published in Molecular Psychiatry, 06-2012.
Award winner, Fonds Société et Culture
Leslie Tomory, Postdoctoral student in history at McGill University.
Award-winning publication: Progressive Enlightenment: The Origins of the Gaslight Industry,1780–1820. Published by Cambridge: MIT Press, mars 2012.
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. An overview of the recipient’s project and a photo of the recipient will be featured on the Web site www.frq.gouv.qc.ca.
Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.
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Under this new law, an MP could possibly be fined $600,000 if he or she is expelled from her party for disagreeing with it. The idea has outrageous corruption written all over it. There are other ways of dealing with party cohesion and deputies’ responsibilities to the VOTERS IN THEIR RIDING, not their leader. This law proposal is nothing more than a half-assed backdoor attempt at a constitutional change that would favour and entrench divisive wedge politics.
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