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 August.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Raphaël Hamel, PhD student in Kinanthropology, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Learning the same motor task twice impairs its retention in a time- and dose-dependent
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Mickaël Ringeval, PhD student in Administration, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Fitbit-Based Interventions for Healthy Lifestyle Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Published in: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Annabelle Berthiaume, postdoctoral fellow in Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University
Winning article: Mixer le social? Intervention et exercice de la parentalité dans un contexte de gentrification à Montréal
Published in: Lien social et Politiques

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