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
The Département de sciences biologiques is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Rhizosphere Biology. We are looking for a candidate whose expertise will complement that of the research team of an upcoming NSERC – Industrial Chair on microfertilization in agriculture.
All information is available in this PDF document.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: this internship could be followed by a M.Sc. starting in the Spring of 2019.
A big feature on the CABO project supervised by Étienne Laliberté in the 14 August 2018 edition of Le Devoir.
Read here (in French)
Photo © Catherine Legault, Le Devoir
Jacques Brodeur, on the brown marmorated stink bug:
Etienne Normandin, on midges:
Photo © Associated Press/Matt Rourke
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)
Congratulations to Michael Rapinski!
Michael was awarded first prize of the Guyanese edition of My Thesis in 180 Seconds. He presented his research subject – diabetes within various native communities – with great enthusiasm. He particularly showed how he applied traditional practices and knowledge in the context of modern medicine.
See the video here
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.
This news also made it into the National Observer.
Photo © David Suzuki Foundation
Alexis Carteron, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Étienne Laliberté, won first prize for best presentation by a student of a postdoctoral fellow at the fifth edition of the journées francophones des mycorhizes, held in Dunkerque in France June 27th-29th.
Joan Laur, a new postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Frédéric Pitre, was just awarded the FRQNT’s Relève étoile prize.
http://www.frqnt.gouv.qc.ca/fr/la-recherche/la-recherche-en-vedette//histoire?id=nt4d6apc1528912500559 (in French)