Job offer / internship

Agro Énergie and Salix Factory are offering a paid internship (September-October 2018), see attached document. The job is part of a research project that the IRBV and its industrial partners are putting together to study the treatment of a landfill by phyto-filtration of leached residual matters. If you know anyone who may be interested, please contact emploi@lesecransverts.ca.

Note: this internship could be followed by a M.Sc. starting in the Spring of 2019.

4 M$ grant by the NSERC to Étienne Laliberté

Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announced last week that 4 M$ would be invested in the research project taking place at the Canadian Airborne Biodiversity Observatory (CABO). The project brings together researchers from four Canadian universities and seven foreign academic institutions under the supervision of the IRBV’s Étienne Laliberté.

The main purpose of the project is to study the changes in plant biodiversity across Canada with the help of spectranomics. This new technology involving drones, planes and satellites will help monitor changes in plant composition and map out biodiversity. In doing so, CABO may very well revolutionize the way plant biodiversity data is collected in Canada and elsewhere in the world.

Read the NSERC press release

Read the UdeM Nouvelles newsbrief (in French)

Maxime Fortin Faubert awarded prestigious grant from the David Suzuki Foundation

Maxime Fortin Faubert was awarded one of three prestigious research grants offered in 2018-19 by the David Suzuki Foundation.

During the coming year, Maxime will be researching adaptation to climate change and sustainable urbanization and will be perfecting his research within the Foundation.

More: https://davidsuzuki.org/experts/fellows/

This news also made it into the National Observer.

Photo © David Suzuki Foundation

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