News from the RQR for 2012

After a year of maternity leave, Eliane Auger, our network manager is returning to her post. We wish her a warm welcome. We also thank Julie Blouin for her excellent work as interim manager over the last year, but this is not a goodbye!

During the process of renewal of the RQR grant by the FQRNT, it became clear that we must increase the activity and visibility of the RQR, in the area of knowledge and technology transfer.  To address this issue, Julie has agreed to stay with the network as the knowledge and technology transfer agent. Eliane and Julie will therefore work together to ensure the achievement of our objectives for 2012, to develop new projects and to seek new sources of funding.  We are convinced that the coming years will be promising for the RQR!

Feel free  to share your ideas with them!

New Student


We are pleased to present you our new student representatives for 2012 elected during the RQR Symposium last November:

Serge McGraw, McGill University

Clotilde Maurice, Université Laval

Do not hesitate to let them know your

ideas for improving the RQR so it better meets the needs of trainees!

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Questions or comments ? Send us an e-mail at or call 450-773-8521 extension 8286

Welcome to the new students!

With a new year, many new students have joined the RQR. We would like to take this opportunity to ensure that our mailing list is up to date. If there are new students or employees in your lab, ask them whether they receive the RQR Bulletin. If not, they can join our mailing list by sending their e-mail address to The mailing list is also used to send invitations to the RQR Symposium and to other RQR activities. You can also stay connected by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

RQR Scholarships for FIR 2012

the RQR will provide up to three $2000 scholarships for trainees attending the course Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR), beginning on April 29th, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Note that the deadline for submission of applications to FIR is January 16th, 2012. Those who are accepted in the FIR program can apply for financial support from the RQR by sending a proof of registration at


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January 2012, Volume 5, Number 1