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 September.

Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet, FRNT

Jingdan Liu, postdoctoral fellow in Applied Computational Imaging, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Winning article: Coded-aperture broadband light field imaging using digital micromirror devices
Published in: Optica

Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, FRQS

Alexe Bilodeau-Houle, PhD student in Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Winning article: Anxiety Sensitivity Moderates the Association Between Father-Child Relationship Security and Fear Transmission
Published in: Frontiers in Psychology

Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, FRQSC

Félix Lorrain-Landry, PhD student in Sustainable Development and Conservation of Renewable Natural Resources, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Winning article: Convergence of urban forest and socio-economic indicators of resilience: A study of environmental inequality in four major cities in eastern Canada
Published in: Elsevier – Landscape and Urban Planning

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