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September 2012, Volume 5, Number 8

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2012 RQR Symposium

Here are the latest details about the next RQR symposium which will be held at the Plaza Québec on November 14 and 15 and the November 13th Pre-symposium workshop on Career development strategies.

Symposium—November 14th and 15th:

Invitation letter

Preliminary program

Registration formOctober 15th deadline

Abstract submission formOctober 5th deadline

Pre Symposium Workshop—November 13th:

Carrer Development Strategies

Preliminary program

Registration formOctober 15th deadline


For more information, visit the RQR website!

The RQR in the media

Le code Chastenay

Dr. Bernard Robaire and Dr. Géraldine Delbès were part of the Télé-Québec show 'Le code Chastenay' to talk about male fertility - watch the show here! (video in French only)

An interview at Radio-Canada

Scientists from the Russian Federal University have discovered live mammouth cell nuclei, preserved in the permafrost of Siberia. Jointly with the South Korean Foundation for Research in biotechnology and the controversial cloning pioneer Hwang Woo-Suk, they expect cloning this animal that became extinct 10,000 years ago. Dr. Lawrence Smith, Professor in the department of Veterinary Biomedicine at the Université de Montréal, holder of the Chaire de recherche du Canada sur le clonage animal et les cellules souches was internview by Radio-Canada.

To listen to the interview with Dr. Smith, click here! (Interview in french only)

The Fall 2012 RQR-CREATE Scholarships competition is now open!


The scholarships are for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that are studying under the supervision of one or more RQR researchers. The scholarships are for one year with a possibility of renewal. Scholarship support for graduate studies through the RQR-CREATE program is limited to a maximum of 4 years.


· M.Sc.: 10 000$ per year for a maximum of two years

· Ph.D.: 10 000$ per year for a maximum of three years

· Postdoctoral fellows: 15 000$ per year for a maximum of two years


Application deadline: October 12th at midnight.


For detailed guidelines and application form, click here!

RQR-CREATE Scholarships

To increase the visibility of the RQR in the industry and be known by the end users, we presented a booth at the CFAS congress in Ottawa in September. We are also partners of the following events:

Innovet :

October 16-18 2012 at the Hotel des Seigneurs in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Information - Program - Registration

Symposium ovin 2012 :

Friday October 19th 2012 at the Centre Caztel de Sainte-Marie in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce.

InformationProgram - Registration

Symposium sur les bovins laitiers :

Thursday November 1st 2012 at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hôtel Universel in Drummondville.

Information - Program

Visibility of the RQR

in the industry