MONTREAL, November 22, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – In a ceremony held on November 21, 2022 at the French Embassy in Ottawa in the presence of Mr. Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France a canadaand Ms. An Verhulst-Santos, President and CEO of L’Oréal canadafive promising young Canadian researchers were honored and awarded under the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program, supported by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
These five young women have joined the international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science community of 3,900 women scientists, five of whom have won the Nobel Prize.
During the ceremony, the extraordinary contribution of women in science was celebrated among a distinguished audience of scientists, academics, opinion leaders, politicians, public authorities and organizations that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment .
The event, moderated by scientific journalist Véronique Morin, began with a foreword by the ambassador Michel Miraillet and L’Oréal Canada President and CEO An Verhulst-Santos on the importance of this year’s celebration to remind the world how essential women scientists and their work are to building a better future.
THE 2022 CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Since 2003, L’Oréal canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO have been recognizing and awarding young female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers 60,000 dollars CAD in research grants.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO 2022 research excellence grants, valued at $20,000 each, is awarded to support major postdoctoral research projects undertaken by young Canadian women at a key point in their careers. They reward excellence and allow the best scientists, selected by a committee of experts, to continue their research. Wheel MuseSecretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, had the pleasure of presenting them to:
– Lisa DangExoplanet Research Institute, University of Montreal
– Chelsea MathisCanadian Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
A $10,000 supplement of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of canada (NSERC) and the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2022 program was awarded by Dr. Marc FortinVice-Rector’s Office, Directorate of Research Grants and Grants of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of canadato a Canadian scientist involved in a promising research project, ie
– Brittney BorowiekComparative Physiology, University of Waterloo
In collaboration with the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF), two grants from $5,000 each to encourage and develop scientific and academic exchanges between France i canadain all fields of knowledge, from the basic sciences to the humanities and social sciences, were awarded by Ruby Mountain, Co-President of the FCRF. L’Oréal Canada France Canada Research Fund 2022 fellows are
– Sarah DeGraceMood, Anxiety and Addiction Laboratory (MAAC), Dalhousie University
– Elizaveta SolomonovaDepartment of Psychiatry, McGill University
These five fellows will also be invited to participate in the L’Oréal Canada For Girls in Science mentoring program, in partnership with UNESCO schools in canada and Let’s Talk Science, where they will encourage high school girls’ science careers, bust myths about science careers, and hopefully inspire others to follow in their footsteps to make the world a better and more inclusive place.
THE WORLD NEEDS SCIENCE AND SCIENCE NEEDS WOMEN
The world is facing unprecedented challenges: climate change, resource scarcity, health hazards and the Covid-19 pandemic are just a selection of the many other growing threats on a global scale. The women awarded by the L’Oréal-UNESCO program have already shown how critical their science can be in addressing these challenges.
Celebrating these outstanding women researchers, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO are committed to rewarding and showing their full support to women scientists whose work is so crucial in these incredibly difficult times. These women are often victims of invisibility and marginalization, inequality, prejudice and systemic barriers. His presence in Paris this week was an ideal opportunity to recognize their important contributions while reminding the world that the gender gap persists.
About L’Oréal canada
L’Oréal canada is a subsidiary of the L’Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company, which manages 40 iconic beauty brands. Based in Montreal since its beginnings in 1958, L’Oréal canada it consists of a head office, a factory and a distribution center and employs more than 1,450 people of 70 different nationalities. Products are available in all distribution channels including hair salons, department stores, mass retailers, pharmacies, medical spas, e-commerce and more. L’Oréal from canada The commitment to growth is driven by sustainable innovation and supported by L’Oréal’s ambition for the future, which demonstrates sustainability throughout the group’s value chain. The subsidiary also actively supports L’Oréal Foundation programs such as L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science and Beauty for a Better Life.
About the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) serves as a bridge between Canadians and the vital work of UNESCO: the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Through its networks and partners, the Commission promotes UNESCO’s values, priorities and programmes canada and brings the voices of Canadian experts to the international stage. CCUNESCO operates under the authority of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of canada (NSERC) is from canada lead agency for supporting excellence in discovery and innovation. It supports visionary, curious and innovative minds in their pursuit of scientific and technical advances for the benefit of our country. NSERC works with universities, colleges, businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations to break down barriers, create opportunities and attract new research talent to from canada the scientific community can excel. With a commitment to push limits and boundaries, NSERC empowers Canadian researchers and engineers to think outside the box.
About the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF)
The France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) is an emblematic instrument for French-Canadian scientific cooperation, created in 2000 by the French Embassy in canada and a consortium of 16 Canadian universities. During its 22 years of existence, the FCRF has funded more than 300 joint research projects. Today, with 21 member universities, it continues to support around 20 new projects each year led by French and Canadian teams collaborating for the first time.
SOURCE L’Oréal Canada Inc.
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