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An IRSST scholarship recipient earns distinction

  •   July 05, 2017

Montreal, July 5, 2017 ‒ The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (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. 

Alexandra Lecours

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.

It is with great pleasure and hope for the future that IRSST President and CEO, Marie Larue, praised the award-winner for her work. “I wish to offer my warmest congratulations to Alexandra Lecours for earning this award, and above all, to encourage her to pursue her career as an OHS researcher. The results of her work thus far will already enhance the prevention training offered in schools.”

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.

For more information about the IRSST’s Graduate Studies Scholarship Program, visit, and about the FRQ award,


Jacques Millette
Manager of Public Affairs