Congratulations to Mathilde Gaudreau

During the 2017 convention of the Quebec Entomology Society (SEQ), Mathilde Gaudreau, M.Sc student under the supervision of Jacques Brodeur, has won

  • the SEQ’s annual student grant
  • the Melville-Duporte prize for the best scientific poster (Egg parasitoids in light of UV radiation)
  • first prize in the contest for knowledge in entomology

Congratulations Mathilde for this impressive achievement!

Xavier Lachapelle-Trouillard at Radio-Canada

The work of Xavier Lachapelle-Trouillard on the recycling of wastewater with the help of willows was the object of an interview by Chantal Srivastava on the program Les Années lumière as well as an article for the Radio-Canada website. Xavier is pursuing his masters’ degree under the supervision of the IRBV’s Michel Labrecque and Polytechnique’s Yves Comeau.

Read in French here, and listen to the program in French here.

Photo Simon Amyot

The 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference in the media

Following the 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference organised by the IRBV’s Michel Labrecque (25-29 September 2017), various articles about phytotechnologies and about the Conference itself were published in the media.

Photos Mathieu Rivard

2017 recipient of the Marie-Victorin Excellence Award

The IRBV grants committee has received nine applications for this year’s Marie-Victorin Excellence Award, a grant of $5000 given annually to an IRBV student at the Ph.D. level.

The committee wants to emphasize the excellence of every research project that has been submitted and the care that went into the quality of every presentation. It is very proud of the work of every applicant, each one deserved to receive the award.

The 2017 Marie-Victorin Excellence Award is awarded to Julie Faure, student under the supervision of Simon Joly, for her Ph.D. project titled Étude des relations plantes-pollinisateurs et de l’évolution de la pollinisation chez les Gesneriaceae antillaises. The committee has picked Julie for the excellence of her academic record, the quality of the presentation of her project, its originality as well as her volunteer implication in the scientific education of young girls.

The grant will be officially given during the event Célébrer les arts et les sciences at the Université de Montréal, on Tuesday 21 November.

Congratulations Julie!

J. André Fortin Grant, 2017 recipient

The IRBV’s grants committee has received 2 submissions for this year’s J. André Fortin grant, which is awarded annually to the best thesis in mycology or mycorrhizes at the IRBV. This grant was created thanks to a generous donation from Mr. J. André Fortin, the IRBV’s first director. The committee wants to congratulate both applicants for the excellence of their thesis.

The very first J. André Fortin grant is awarded to Alice Roy-Bolduc, student under the joint supervision of Mohamed Hijri, Étienne Laliberté and Stéphane Boudreau, for her thesis titled La face cachée de la dune: Communautés fongiques du sol: dynamique, succession et interactions avec la végétation d’un écosystème dunaire côtier aux Îles de la Madeleine, Qc. The committee was impressed by the originality of her work and its general excellence. Her studies significantly improve our knowledge of evolutionary processes as well as the interaction between plant and fungal communities in dune systems.

The grant will be officially given during the event Célébrer les arts et les sciences at the Université de Montréal, on Tuesday 21 November.

Congratulations Alice!

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