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).
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
The research work of Michael Rapinski, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Alain Cuerrier, are featured in a new article in UdeM Nouvelles titled “Les plantes soignent les diabétiques autochtones au Québec… et en Guyane”. Read here.
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.
(photo by Marie Connolly)
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 to Xavier Lachapelle-Trouillard, a M.Sc. student under the joint supervision of Michel Labrecque and Yves Comeau from École Polytechnique, for having been awarded first prize for his poster at the 16th International Conference of the IWA Specialist Group on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.
Interview with Alain Cuerrier. Qu’est-ce que l’ethnobotanique et l’ethnopharmacologie? Alain also talks about his projects in Quebec’s Great North, concerning medicinal plants which are useful in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The show can be streamed online or downloaded in MP3 format through the link http://cism893.ca/emissions/le-lab/, and is also available as a podcast on iTunes.
Rosalie Beauchamp-Rioux est la vedette du prochain Tête-à-tête organisé par Espace Pour La Vie. Rosalie aura la chance d’expliquer au grand public son projet de recherche dans le cadre du projet CABO. C’est samedi le 6 octobre 2018 entre 10h et 12h, et il faut réserver sa place sur Eventbrite. Au programme, une visite de la “spectro-mobile” et on utilisera une catapulte pour aller récolter un spécimen d’arbre du Jardin! Passez le mot et venez en grand nombre!
La prochaine formation en lutte au roseau commun (phragmite) aura lieu le mardi 23 octobre au Jardin botanique de Montréal. Dans cette formation entièrement revue et mise à jour d’une durée d’une journée, toutes les techniques de lutte sont abordées. La formation mettra l’accent sur la résolution de cas pratiques, laissant une plus grande place que dans les éditions passées aux échanges et à la discussion entre les participants. Un kiosque de démonstration permettra à ceux-ci de faire le lien entre la théorie et la pratique et une démarche méthodologique sera proposée afin que les participants puissent, au terme de la formation, concevoir leur propre stratégie de lutte. Il sera notamment question de nouveaux procédés pour assainir les sols contenant des rhizomes de roseau. Pour vous inscrire cliquez ici.
Jacques Brodeur is the 2018 recipient of the Entomological Society of Canada’s Gold Medal. This award rewards outstanding achievement in Canadian entomology and is given annually to individuals who have made a significant contribution to entomology in Canada.
The article is found on page 100 of the bulletin