Three of CEN’s students and a post-doc have won prestigious scholarships during the last few months. Simon Massé was awarded the Consortium Ouranos Réal-Décoste scholarship to support his doctoral research, initiated last september under the supervision of Thomas Buffin-Bélanger, on hydrogeomorphological processes in fluvial risk management strategies in the context of climate change. Justin Roy, a doctoral student under the supervision of Joël Bêty, holds a Vanier scholarship, which rewards academic excellence, research potential and leadership by awarding 50 000$ per year for three years to a few outstanding doctoral students. Marie-Andrée Giroux and Florence Lapierre Poulin have won W. Garfield Weston scholarships of the values of 50 000$ and 15 000$ respectively. Marie-Andrée, post-doctoral fellow (Bêty) strong of her multiples experiences in the Canadian Arctic, represents a judicious choice for the award which supports research in northern environments. Florence as started her second year as a master student this summer on Bylot Island, where she studies the vulnerability of the Arctic fox dens to climate change, under the supervision of Dominique Berteaux and Daniel Fortier.
Congratulations to Simon, Justin, Marie-Andrée and Florence for these well-deserved scholarships!