3rd prize: Martine Foisy, Université du Québec à Montréal

Martine Foisy holds a master’s degree in the history of science from UQAM and a PhD and has worked as a research professional for the past 20 years. At the start of her career, she joined a research chair on women in STEM fields at Université Laval and then returned to UQAM in 2003 as a research officer in the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST), where she spent a decade supporting the centre’s communications and event planning initiatives. As the CIRST’s administrative coordinator, Martine currently devises strategic plans and oversees all the centre’s activities.

In 2016, she received the Prix Atlas from UQAM in recognition of her significant contribution to the mission of the university and its Faculty of Social Sciences. In the same year, Martine Foisy and Lise Bizzoni of CRILCQ created a community of practices for the coordinators of the FRQSC’s strategic groups to foster mutual assistance and share knowledge, best practices and work methods.