Awards Ceremony "For Women in Science"
and Science needs Women
L’Oréal Canada For Women and Science program
with the support of
the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
2012 Awards Ceremony
with special guest The Honourable Rona Ambrose
Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women
Embassy of France, November 22, 2012
- De gauche à droite : L’Ambassadeur Philippe Zeller, L’honorable Rona Ambrose, Célia Jeronimo, Jennifer E. Bruin, Emily Choy, Grace Murphy et Javier San Juan, PDG L’Oréal Canada
As part of the L’Oréal Canada For Women and Science program
with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, l’Oréal Canada presents fellowships to four outstandin Canadian women scientists each year.
These fellowships, worth $5,000 each,were presented by Ms. DelphineSenicourt, Scientific Affaires, L’Oréal Canada and member of the juryfor the 2012 L’Oréal-UNESCO Canadian National Mentoring Fellowships, to talented young women scientists working at the doctoral level to enable them to continue their work while participating in Actua’sNational L’Oréal Mentoring Program for Young Girls. Through this program, they act asmentors to young girls by sharing their passion for science during summer camps, workshops, and a variety of other activities.
- Emily Choy
_ PhD candidate
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Manitoba
- Grace Murphy
Department of Biology
These fellowships, worth $20,000 each are designed to support major research projects undertaken by Canadian women working at the postdoctoral level. They were presented to the recipients by Mr. Joshua Leon, Director, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, and member of thejuryfor the 2012 L’Oréal-UNESCO Research Excellence Fellowships, and not only reward excellence, but also enable exceptional scientists, as selected by a jury of experts, to pursue their research projects.
- Jennifer E. Bruin, PhD
Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Diabetes Reseach Group
University of British Colombia
- Célia Jeronimo, PhD
Chromatin and Genomic Expresion Laboratory
Clinical Research Institute of Montreal