Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the names of the three winners of the Relève étoile competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec for the month of July.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Élie Genois, PhD student in Physics, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Quantum-Tailored Machine-Learning Characterization of a Superconducting Qubit
Published in: PRX Quantum 2

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Christophe Moderie, PhD student in Psychiatry, McGill University
Winning article: The Mini-Med School and Its Impact on Future Health Care Professionals’ Attitudes toward Indigenous People​​​​​​​
Published in: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Julia Garon-Bissonnette, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Winning article: Maternal childhood abuse and neglect predicts offspring development in early childhood: The roles of reflective functioning and child sex​​​​​​​
Published in: Child Abuse & Neglect – Elsevier

The Relève étoile competition promotes careers in research and aims to recognize the excellence of the research conducted by university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are carrying out advanced research training in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To pay tribute to eminent members of Québec’s scientific community in recognition of their remarkable careers and outstanding contributions to the development of the research ecosystem, the award granted by the Fonds Nature et technologies has been named in honour of Louis Berlinguet, the Fonds Santé’s award is named after Jacques Genest, whereas the Fonds Société et culture honors Paul Gérin-Lajoie.

Every month, each Fund will award $1,000 to a student researcher.

Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the recipients.

Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619