The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) Award – 2 Winners from John Abbott College

First year students Zoë Deskin and David Toharia have each been selected to receive a $5000 summer internship award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT).

Zoë is an Arts and Sciences student with an interest in conservation ecology and environmental science. This award will allow her to work in Professor Jacqueline Bede’s laboratory at McGill University (Macdonald Campus) for 10 weeks this summer on: Plant-Insect Interactions: The impact of herbivory on the expression of plant defensive compounds.

David is an Honours Science student and will be working in Professor Peter Grutter’s Physics lab at McGill (downtown campus) on: The development of machine learning approaches to find and determine the position and radius of rings in images. This opportunity will allow him to pursue his passion for Physics.

Dr. Roberta Šilerová and Dr. Simon Daoust were instrumental in finding the stage locations and participated in the selection process along with Teresa Hackett (JAC Research Officer) and Joanne Ross (Program Deans’ Office). Forty- four JAC students responded to the call for this award. Congratulations to Zoë and David. They will be back at JAC in the fall – ask them about their experience!

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