The first recipients of the Ambassadors’ Club – FRQ awards unveiled

On November 28, 2016, the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and Chief Scientist Rémi Quirion convened almost 50 researchers, heads of research centres, university faculty representatives and members of the Ambassadors’ Club to the forum on International awards: A boost for scientific recognition. This second edition of the forum focused on the different ways researchers can promote their work within the scientific community, most notably via scientific awards and organizing major scientific conventions.

The forum was also when the first recipients of the Palais des congrès de Montréal Ambassadors’ Club – Fonds de recherche du Québec grants were unveiled, recognizing the work of researchers invested in organizing international scientific conventions. The grants were awarded to:

  • Gaétan Laroche and Diego Mantovani of Université Laval, in collaboration with Sophie Lerouge of École de technologie supérieure – 10th World Biomaterials Congress Grant presented by the Fonds de recherche – Nature et technologies

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  • Jean-Marie Dufour of McGill University – 11th World Congress of the Econometric Society Grant presented by the Fonds de recherche – Société et culture

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  • Pierre Talbot of INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier –Congress of the International Union of Microbiological Societies Grant presented by the Fonds de recherche – Santé

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Congratulations to the recipients!

For more information on the awards, visit the FRQ website.


photo credits: FRQ