For the 50th anniversary of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), IRBV director Jacques Brodeur received the honour of being one of the 50 graduates with the most remarquable career. Jacques completed his B.Sc there in 1985.
On 21 November, the Institut d’administration publique de Québec (IAPQ) revealed the winners of their excellence prizes. A team of researchers from the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) including the IRBV’s Stéphane Pellerin, won the new prize for scientific collaboration, for their project titled “Des approches pour planifier la gestion des milieux humides pour assurer leur pérennité“.
This scientific collaboration prize, which was created in a partnership with the Québec Research Funds, is awarded to a team having contributed to a projet with a significant impact on the public programs and policies, as well as on the Quebec population, through the production, collection and usage of scientific knowledge and information in various spheres of research (such as health, nature and technologies, society and culture).
For more information, have a look at this video of all the nominated finalists. The QCBS project starts at the position 3:30 within the video:
Photo legend: Jean-Pierre Pellegrin, president of the jury, Alain Rousseau, Valérie Dupont, Monique Poulin, Sophie Lavallée, Stéphanie Pellerin, Daniel Lachance, Sharon Clavet, Julie Deslandes, Rémi Quirion, the chief scientist of Quebec and the representative of the Québec Research Funds.
M.Sc student Simon Chaussé and his supervisor Jacques Brodeur have been interviewed on the subject of the Japanese Beetle for the programme La Semaine Verte. Their research project is done in a collaboration with the Insectarium of Montreal and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. You can watch the feature, which was originally broadcast on 9 November, at the following link (in French).
Zakaria Lahrach, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Mohamed Hijri, has won the prize for best poster at the Colloque Mycorhize in Quebec City on 30 October 2019. Congratulations Zakaria!
A recent interview with Alain Cuerrier is now available on the UdeM Nouvelles website. Alain discusses the recent publishing of a French edition of German botanist Johannes Reinke’s Philosophy Of Botany for which he and Denis Barabé wrote a long introduction. Click on the latter link to read the article and see the interview.