The Palais des congrès de Montréal and Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), along with Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, seized their annual exchange forum to announce the winners of the Palais des congrès de Montréal Ambassadors Club – Fonds de recherche du Québec Awards, which recognize the work of researchers actively involved in organizing international scientific conferences. Two members of the Club received a $10,000 awards, which went to:
- Pierre Giovenazzo of Université Laval, Appointed Ambassador
46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress 2019
8,000 delegates and $20.5 M in tourism revenues
- Fiona Darbyshire of UQÀM
27th IUGG General Assembly 2019 – International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
4,000 delegates and $16.3 M in tourism revenues
- Philippe Archambault of Université Laval, Appointed Ambassador
World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
800 delegates and $1.5 M in tourism revenues
Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec, with Philippe Archambault, Fiona Darbyshire, Pierre Giovenazzo and Hany Moustapha, President of the Ambassadors Club.
Titled Talking about science in 2017: Challenges and outlook, the third edition of the forum brought together more than 100 researchers, research centre managers, university administrators and members of the Ambassadors Club, who engaged in dynamic discussions and workshops in order to come up with possible actions on how to best communicate science. The forum is a joint effort between the Palais des congrès de Montréal and Fonds de recherche du Québec, organized within the scope of a partnership agreement in place since 2014.