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 November.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Felix Rizzuto, postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry, McGill University
Winning article: A dissipative pathway for the structural evolution of DNA fibres
Published in: Nature Chemistry

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Kira London-Nadeau, PhD student in Psychology, Université de Montréal
Winning article: Longitudinal associations of cannabis, depression, and anxiety in heterosexual and LGB adolescents
Published in: Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Virginia Rosales Orquera, postdoctoral fellow in Management, HEC Montréal
Winning article: The impostor syndrome: language barriers in organizational ethnography
Published in: Journal of Organizational Ethnography

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