2020 IRIC Next Generation Awards Competition: a successful edition in the midst of a pandemic

Published on July 30, 2020

As always, IRIC is actively involved in training the next generation of scientists. That’s why, since 2011, the Institute has made it possible for Canadian undergraduate students to carry out a summer internship in one of its laboratories as part of the IRIC Next Generation Awards Competition. This summer, however, the unique health context and teleworking have upended the training of these research interns.

Usually higher in numbers, this year IRIC is home to only four summer interns, winners of this competition involving scholarships of excellence. The internships, which initially began remotely, are gradually returning on-site in the Institute’s laboratories.

The four winners of the 2020 edition of the competition are Fama Sakho (UdeM, G. Sauvageau’s lab), Rohan Bhutkar (McGill, G. Deblois’ lab), Rui Ze Ma (UdeM, S. Lemieux’s lab) and Jamie Beaulieu (Concordia, D. Knapp’s lab). IRIC congratulates the laureates and thanks these students for their patience and their commitment.