For its 13th symposium which will be held on 2 May 2019 at the Montreal Botanical Garden, the Société québécoise de phytotechnologie will take the audience off the beaten path by deploying a programmation on the theme of innovation. What’s new in the world of phytotechnologies? What discoveries push the limits of the infrastructures that we know? What new things can we expect in the coming years? Local and international speakers will present their expertise, from cutting-edge research to large-scale application. Two new features this year: a prize for the best phytotechnological project in Quebec and a scientific poster session. The annual symposium of the Société québécoise de phytotechnologie is its most important event, bringing together high-caliber speakers and an audience of professionals from the municipal, provincial, federal, private and communal sectors, as well as researchers and students.
Registration: (now closed)
For more information: http://www.phytotechno.com/colloque2019/
Alain Cuerrier was recently interviewed about the effects of climate change on our nutrition by the producers of the Radio-Canada television program L’épicerie. Watch here (in French).
The research work of Maxime Fortin Faubert is the subject of an article titled “J’utilise la nature pour dépolluer la terre!” in UdeM Nouvelles. The article comes with a publications and media appearances bio.
Read here (in French)
Photo © Amélie Philibert and Benoît Gougeon
The research project of David Dussault, a postdoc under the supervision of Mohamed Hijri, is the subject of an article titled “Recyclage des vêtements / Champignons à la rescousse” in the 18 March 2019 edition of la Presse. Read here (in French).
photo © La Presse
The theme of the 13th edition of the Société québécoise de phytotechnologie‘s annual symposium, to be held on 2 May at the Montreal Botanical Garden, will be phytotechnological innovation. 200 participants are expected, including researchers, students, and other people from the private and public sectors. The symposium includes a poster session open to students at the B.Sc. M.Sc and Ph.D levels. A 250$ prize will be awarded to the best poster. Abstracts must be submitted before 15 March 2019. All information is found in the following document.
The Société québécoise de phytotechnologie (SQP) is now receiving applications for its 2019 SQP research grant. This $2000 grant is attributed every year to the student at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. level with the best research project. Applications are open until 15 March 2019 via the following form.
There are currently three openings for M.Sc.projects in the field of phytoremediation. These projects involve two industrial partners as well as professors from Polytechnique Montréal (Yves Comeau) and the IRBV (Michel Labrecque and Frédéric Pitre).
If you are interested, all the information is found in this PDF document.
An interview with Alain Cuerrier, done for the Indigenous Ingenuity expo at the Montreal Science Center, has been published on the Center’s website (in French only).
Congratulations to Mathilde Gaudreau, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Jacques Brodeur and Paul Abram, who was awarded a Hydro-Québec excellence grant during a ceremony held on 28 November.
Read the full article (in French) in UdeM Nouvelles.
Josée Doyon, a research professional at the IRBV, received last week the Léon-Provancher prize in the professional category of the Quebec Entomology Society.
This prize is awarded to professional entomologists in recognition of their great skills and remarkable accomplishments in their field of expertise.