Since 2008, the Laure Waridel Bursary has been awarded annually to a student involved in a research, action and dissemination project focusing on environmental or social action. Each year, Équiterre gives $5,000, which is matched by Desjardins Caisse d’économie solidaire. Priority is given to projects proposing a transdisciplinary approach, that is, projects developed in close collaboration with various professionals working in the research project’s subject area.
So far, bursary recipients have helped changed the world by studying our food systems, the impact of synthetic pesticides, and green transportation and building with a view to promoting sustainable development.
The themes for the 2016 bursary (to be awarded in spring 2017) are:
- Transition to renewable energies
- Reduction of car ownership and electrification of public and private transportation
- Impact of pesticides and other toxic products on environmental and human health
- Strategies for the promotion of organic food in Quebec.
Students pursuing a master’s or PhD at a Quebec university have until January 9, 2017, to send their application by e-mail or mail. Click here for more details and eligibility requirements.