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An IRSST scholarship recipient earns distinction

  • July 06, 2017

An IRSST scholarship recipient earns distinction

The IRSST is proud to announce that one of its scholarship recipients has been honoured with an Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ). The awardee is Alexandra Lecours, a doctoral student in biomedical sciences at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. 

The Fonds de recherche Société et culture awarded a prize for a scientific article that was authored by Ms. Lecours and published in Sweden’s Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Titled “Preventive behaviour at work — A concept analysis”, this article concerns preventive behaviours and actions to be promoted among workers.

In the context of her IRSST scholarship, Ms. Lecours’ research consists of the study of the development of preventive behaviours related to musculoskeletal upper-limb injuries and disorders when learning a trade in a vocational program.

The IRSST: Research Center and Funding Agency for OHS Research

A leader in occupational health and safety research in Québec, the IRSST distinguishes itself from other research agencies
by awarding scholarships and grants in OHS.

Graduate Studies Scholarship and postdoctoral fellowship program

In 2016, 33 graduate studies and postdoctoral Fellowships were awarded to master, doctoral, and postdoctoral candidates whose research programs dealt specifically with the prevention of industrial accidents and occupational disease or the rehabilitation of affected workers.

Research Grant program

Every year, the IRSST provides funding of $3.4 million for research projects and activities by external researchers. Funding is by project or activity, with follow-up mechanisms that promote interaction with the IRSST.