The Douglas’ VIVA Awards are partnering with Science POP

Please take note of the following changes to the competition:
  1. Technical issues prevented the transmission of applications between Jan. 1-28, 2023. Please reapply.
  2. The Mobilization challenge is now available to Douglas candidates.
  3. The deadline to apply has been extended to February 8, 2023.

The VIVA Program, our Knowledge Mobilization initiative is launching its VIVA Awards, to recognize the best knowledge mobilization activities undertaken by Douglas trainees. We are pleased to announce that the Douglas Research Centre is partnering with IRCM and FRQS to promote student engagement in Science Communication.

For the 2023 competition, VIVA will partner with Science POP, a Quebec-wide scientific communication competition brought forward by the IRCM and supported by the FRQS with the mission of promoting dialogue between science and society. The Science POP initiative is part of a common vision of research institutions and funding agencies to put science to the benefit of society. In this spirit, this competition aims to awaken scientific curiosity in the general population of Quebec and to encourage the training of the next generation of scientists, beyond the laboratory experience: to pass on knowledge; to promote research; to be an actor of change.

We are inviting all trainees and students at the Douglas to consult the VIVA Awards page for more details.

Joining the Science POP initiative, means…

Students in biomedical sciences can

… develop scientific communication skills

… engage with your community

The general public can

… acquire more knowledge related to biomedical research

… learn more about the benefits and impact of scientific research

Quebec Society can

… better counter misinformation

… develop a strong scientific literacy