Giguère Travel Awards

Thanks to the generous support from Ms. Marie Giguère, awards worth up to $500 are available to support travel and attendance for graduate students (MSc and PhD candidates) presenting their work at a national or international scientific conference.

Giguère Travel Awards 2023

Basic Neuroscience Division:

  • Ashraf Mahmud (team of Dre Cecilia Flores)
    Social Defeat Stress Alters PFC Molecular Markers Dissimilarly Between Sexes in Adult Mice

    Conference name: Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting 2023
    Dates: November 11-15, 2023
    Location: Washington, D.C., USA
  • Shashank Srikanta (team of Dr Nicolas Cermakian)
    The role of the circadian deubiquitinase USP2 in modulating photic entrainment and the clock
    Conference name: Gordon research conference (GRC) in Chronobiology
    Dates: June 17-23, 2023
    Location: Lewiston, Maine, USA

Human Neuroscience Division:

  •  Barbara Barth (team of Dre Patricia Silveira)
    Sex-differences in the long-term effects of early life adversity in the nucleus accumbens transcriptome
    Conference name: 11th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience
    Dates: September 9-13, 2023
    Location: Granada, Spain
  • Jonathan Gallego Rudolf (team of Dre Sylvia Villeneuve)
    Neurophysiological activity linked to Alzheimer’s disease pathology relates to longitudinal cognition and progression to mild cognitive impairment
    Conference name: AAIC: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
    Dates: July 16-20 2023
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Clinical Research Division:

  • Cassandra Zephirin (team of Dr Massimiliano Orri)
    Understanding pathways of association between childhood irritability, harsh parenting, and youth suicide attempt: a 23-year longitudinal study
    Conference name: International Summit on Suicide Research
    Dates: October 15-18, 2023
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Jana Totzek (team of Dr Martin Lepage)
    Longitudinal Inference of Multiscale Markers in Psychotic Disorders
    Conference name: 2023 Annual Congress Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)
    Dates: May 11-15, 2023
    Location: Toronto, ON

Mental Health and Society Division:

  • Fjolla Berisha (team of Dr Jai Shah)
    Exploring longitudinal symptom trajectories in first episode psychosis: A network analysis approach
    Conference name: IEPA (International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health)
    Dates: July 10-12, 2023
    Location: Lausanne, Switzerlandd
  • Roxanne Sicotte (teams of Dr Srividya Iyer & Amal Abdel-Baki)
    A cross-cultural comparison of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in two early intervention services for psychosis in India and Canada
    Conference name: IEPA (International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health)
    Dates: July 10-12, 2023
    Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Giguère Travel Awards 2022

Basic Neuroscience Division:

  • Tanya Capolicchio (team of Dre Cecilia Flores)
    Dysregulates the Signaling Pathway that Orchestrates Dopamine Development  
    Conference name: Society of Biological Psychiatry conference
    Dates: April 28-30, 2022
    Location: New Orleans, USA
  • Shashank Srikanta (team of Dr Nicolas Cermakian)
    Altered Light Responses in Mice Lacking the Circadian Deubiquitinase USP2  
    Conference name: Society for Research in Biological Rhythms conference
    Dates: May 14-18, 2022
    Location: Amelia Island, FL, USA

Human Neuroscience Division:

  • Alyssa Dai (team of Dr Mallar Chakravarty)
    Relationships between symptom dimensions and cortical morphometry patterns in the adolescent psychosis spectrum using an integrated approach leveraging insights from structural, functional, and transcriptomic neuroimaging 
    Conference name: Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting
    Dates: June 19-23, 2022
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Yara Yakoub (team of Dre Sylvia Villeneuve)
    Longitudinal Blood Biomarker Trajectories in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease 
    Conference name: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)
    Dates: July 31-August 4, 2022
    Location: San Diego, USA

Clinical Research Division:

  • Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard (teams of Drs Alain Brunet & Manuela Ferrari)
    Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic : A comparison of the severity of trauma and stressor-related symptoms in the USA, Canada, Italy and France  
    Nom de la conférence : International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 38th Annual Meeting
    Dates : November 9-12, 2022
    Lieu : Atlanta, USA

Mental Health and Society Division:

  • Xinyuan Li (team of Dre Suzanne King)
    Functional connectivity of centromedial amygdala mediates the association between prenatal maternal stress and autistic-like phenotypes in young adults: project ice storm 
    Conference name: DOHaD World Congress 2022
    Dates: August 27-31, 2022
    Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Gil Grunfeld (team of Dr Jai Shah)  
    The presentation of delusions in young people experiencing a first episode psychosis (FEP)
    Conference name: International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) 2022
    Dates: September 29-October 1, 2022
    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Giguère Travel Awards 2021

Basic Neuroscience Division:

  • Ashraf Mahmud (team of Dre Cecilia Flores)
    Potential role of DCC-positive neurons in the adult prefrontal cortex projecting to the nucleus accumbens shell in susceptibility to social defeat stress
  • Jiamin Song (team of Dre Claire-Dominique Walker)
    Fear-induced Glutamate Release and Parvalbumin Interneuron Maturation in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex of Juvenile Rats is Sex-dependent and Modified by Exposure to Early Life Stress

Human Neuroscience Division:

  • Rixing Lin (teams of Drs Gustavo Turecki et Corina Nagy)
    The role of small nucleolar RNAs in antidepressant drug action
  • Claudia Belliveau (team of Dr Naguib Mechawar)
    Perineuronal nets in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex of depressed suicides with a history of child abuse

Clinical Research Division:

  • Danielle Penney (équipe de Dr Martin Lepage)
    Exploring the factor structure of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 in psychotic disorders
  • Lara Kojok (équipe de Dr Alain Brunet)
    COVID-19 related stress: the mediating effect of social support / Suicide Risk Among Active and Retired Canadian Forces (2 presentations)

Giguère Travel Awards 2020
Giguère Travel Awards 2019