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 April.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Nathan Painchaud, PhD student in Computer Science, Université de Sherbrooke
Winning article: Echocardiography Segmentation With Enforced Temporal Consistency
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Anne-Marie Nader, Post-Doctorate in Psychiatry, CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal Research Centre
Winning article: Category Learning in Autism: Are Some Situations Better Than Others?
Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Loïc Geelhand de Merxem, PhD student in Business Law, Université Laval
Winning article: Le reporting extrafinancier : une construction normative inachevée​​​​​​​
Published in: Les Cahiers de droit

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 $1,500 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