The IRBV in Chinese news

Michel Labrecque represented the IRBV last week in the ceremonial signing of a collaboration with the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden for a research project in the field of phytoremediation. The event, which took place at the Shanghai town hall in the presence of the mayor of Shanghai Mr Ying Yong and of the prime minister of Québec Philippe Couillard, was reported in the Chinese National television news program on January 27th (watch here).

Upcoming conference on plantation of deciduous trees

La plantation de feuillus: faut-il la raviver dans le sud du Québec?

Depuis quelques années, le reboisement en essences feuillues sur terres privées est en perte de vitesse au Québec. Ce colloque, organisé par Alain Cogliastro de l’IRBV, se veut une occasion de faire le point sur ce type de plantations et d’évaluer leur pertinence pour l’économie régionale, l’aménagement du territoire et l’environnement. Il convie ceux et celles qui oeuvrent dans les domaines de la forêt, de l’agriculture, du développement économique, de la gestion du territoire et de la conservation.

Mercredi le 28 mars 2018 de 8h30 à 16h30, au Pavillon de l’Île à Châteauguay.

The presentations schedule can be found in the program.

Pour de plus amples informations et pour l’inscription: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-la-plantation-de-feuillus-faut-il-la-raviver-dans-le-sud-du-quebec-42002421373

Post-conference addendum: the link http://www.afm.qc.ca/UTCF_activites/Liens-presentations_colloque.pdf leads to the content of the conferences.

Winners of the photo contest; 2018 calendar on sale

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 IRBV photo contest.

1st prize: 100$ and a subscription to the Quatre-Temps magazine
Julie Faure, Ph.D. student with Simon Joly
Gesneria fruticosa, Éclosion piquante

2nd prize: 50$ and a subscription to the Quatre-Temps magazine
Alexis Carteron, Ph.D. student with Étienne Laliberté
Mont-Mégantic. Les chercheurs de l’IRBV veulent savoir si le réchauffement climatique sera un cul-de-sac pour l’érable à sucre

3e prix: 50$ and a subscription to the Quatre-Temps magazine
Simon Amiot, M.Sc student with Michel Labrecque (collaboration IRBV-Polytechnique)
Les plantes remplacent l’usine: épuration des eaux usées par les saules

The Friend of the Montreal Botanical Garden are also giving away a subscription to the Quatre-Temps to all students whose photos did not win. Thanks and congratulations to:
Khalil Abas
Gonzalo Bilbao
Boris Domenech
Maxime Fortin-Faubert
Zhanna Grebenshchykova
Xavier Guilbeault-Mayers
Nicolas Pinceloup
Aymeric Yanitch

Some photos taken by students as well as other IRBV personnel can be found in the 2018 IRBV calendar on sale for 10$ at the offices of the Friends of the Montreal Botanical Garden (administrative building, office B-160-162). Get it quick, quantities are limited!

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

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