Josée Doyon honoured

Josée Doyon, a research professional at the IRBV, received last week the Léon-Provancher prize in the professional category of the Quebec Entomology Society.

This prize is awarded to professional entomologists in recognition of their great skills and remarkable accomplishments in their field of expertise.

Congratulations Josée!

The IRBV on the Les Années Lumière program

The 25 November 2018 episode of the Radio-Canada program Les Années Lumière featured not one but two interviews with researchers from the IRBV. Étienne Laliberté was invited to talk about the CABO project in a segment titled “L’herbier 2.0: cartographier la biodiversité” and Alain Cuerrier was one of the researchers interviewed in a segment titled “Concilier la science et les savoirs autochtones”.

Listen here (in French).

Anne Bruneau is awarded the Armand-Frappier Prize

It is with great pride that the directors of the IRBV – Jacques Brodeur and Simon Joly – have announced that our colleague Anne Bruneau was awarded the 2018 Armand-Frappier Prize. She received the prize in a ceremony held on 21 November 2018. Created in 1977, the Prix du Québec are the highest distinction given annually by the government of Québec in the fields of culture and science. They represent the gratitude of Québec for the great contribution to our society of these exceptional women and men.

The Armand-Frappier Prize is the highest distinction given to a person with a career in research, having contributed to the development of a research institute, or having dedicated themselves to the administration or promotion of research, therefore assuring a continued interest of the population for science and techonology.

Suggested reading (in French):
Le site des Prix du Québec
Nouvelles UdeM

Bourse J. André Fortin, 2nd recipient

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 recipient of the J. André Fortin Award is Thomas J. Pray who has defended in December 2017 his thesis titled “The Effect of Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated with Willows Growing on Marginal Agricultural Land” (under the supervision of Marc St-Arnaud and Michel Labrecque).

The jury was impressed with the excellence of Thomas’ thesis as well as his defense of it. Thomas has also remarkably exploited the results from his research project.

This $1000 grant is awarded every year to the IRBV student with the best thesis in the field of mycology and mycorhizes. It comes from a generious donation from Mr J. André Fortin, one of the IRBV’s founders and its first director.

The award will be given to Thomas during the Célébrer les arts et les sciences (‘Celebrating Arts And Science’) event which will take place on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at the Université de Montréal.

Congratulations Thomas!

(photo by Marie Connolly)

Marie-Victorin Excellence Award, 9th recipient

We are happy to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Marie-Victorin Excellence Award is Alexis Carteron, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Etienne Laliberté. The selection committee has found that Alexis has very well described his research project in which he studies the role of mycorhizes in Southern Quebec maple stands. Besides having an excellent academic record since he started his Ph.D. in 2016 (publications, conferences, international projects), Alexis is very much involved in his research environment as well as in society in general.

The $5000 grant will be given to Alexis during the annual Célébrer les arts et les sciences (‘Celebrating Arts And Science’) event scheduled for Tuesday 20 November 2018 at the K500 amphitheater of the Roger-Gaudry pavilion.

Congratulations Alexis!

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