The Council of Canadian Academies has published an important report entitled “Canadian Taxonomy: Exploring Biodiversity, Creating Opportunity”. The report was written by experts specializing in biodiversity science. Luc Brouillet, IRBV professor and curator of the Marie-Victorin Herbarium, was a member of the committee of experts and co-author of the report.
The IRBV has proudly awarded the first Marie-Victorin Grant to Youssef Chebli, Ph.D. student under the supervision of Anja Geitmann. Youssef was chosen from among nine candidates. The $3,000 grant was presented to him in the presence of members of the IRBV and about 60 undergraduate students. Continue reading 2010 Marie-Victorin Grant awarded to Youssef Chebli
Our thanks to all those who helped make the 2010 edition of the IRBV’s Research Day a success. Once again, your participation made it possible for us to offer undergraduate students this exceptional opportunity to visit our facilities and meet researchers, students and staff.
Anne Bruneau has been named director of the IRBV for a four-year mandate. The IRBV’s board of directors accepted the recommendation of nomination committee members Joseph Hubert, Gilles Vincent and Denis Barabé. She will continue to hold the position of Scientific Director of the Biodiversity Centre.
Université Laval awarded an honoris causa doctorate posthumously to André Bouchard on June 19th.
IRBV graduate students are participating actively in the 2007-2009 fundraising campaign for the Marie-Victorin Grant fund. They have created a t-shirt and sweatshirt design with the slogan Là où les idées germent (“Where ideas come to life”). These promotional items are on sale for $20 each, and profits will be donated to the fund. Let’s support their initiative!