RQR Bulletin

October 2010 | Volume 3, Number 7



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RQR travel awards

To encourage the participation of students at international meetings, the RQR is offering travel bursaries of 500$ for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students as well as postdoctoral fellows. These awards must be used to support travel to national and international meetings occurring between September 1st 2010 and April 31st 2011. A student or postdoctoral fellow may only receive one award per year. To apply, you must complete the application form. The application will be reviewed by the RQR training committee. The deadline for application is October 25th 2010. For any additional information, contact the RQR network manager at eliane.auger@umontreal.ca.

The annual RQR Symposium is the most important networking event of the RQR. This year, the symposium will take place at the hotel Loews Le Concorde in beautiful Quebec City on November 16th and 17th. We will have the honour to receive John McCarrey from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Mike Soares from the University of Kansas Medical Center and John Critser from the University of Missouri as guest speakers. You only have a few more days to register. Please fill in the registration form by October 16th. Also, do not forget to reserve your hotel room!

3rd RQR Symposium: in Québec City!

Pre-Symposium Workshop: From student to independent scientist

This year, the RQR is offering a pre-symposium workshop entitled `From Student to Independent Scientist’ on November 15th. In this workshop, six guest speakers will present aspects of a researcher’s life, including talks on intellectual property and patenting, the difference between the private and academic sector, and on the writing of grant applications and scientific articles. A supper at the Cosmos restaurant will follow for the interested participants. To attend one or both events, you must submit the registration form by October 16th. Funds are available for RQR trainees to support their travel to the workshop.

Training workshop in epigenetics

The RQR will offer a three day training course on Epigenetics in Reproduction to be held in the February study break (22-24 February, 2011) at the MacDonald Campus of McGill University. If you would like to participate in this course please complete the application form and return it at eliane.auger@umontreal.ca by October 31, 2010. Only ten places are available. For more details click here. Funds are available to RQR trainees to support travel and housing expenses.