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Robert Sovi Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Research

Robert Sovi Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Research

On December 22, 2015, it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Thus, since 11 February 2016, every year women and girls who work or study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics are celebrated.

To mark this international day, IRSST would like to highlight the status of women and girls in science who have worked and collaborated with the Institute since its beginnings.

Since its establishment in 1980, the IRSST Scholarship Program for Graduate and Postdoctoral Training, which alone constitutes a large pool of promising young experts and scientists, has awarded a total of 1,455 scholarships. There are 632 students from 2H And 3H Courses or post-doctoral training, who have benefited from it. Furthermore, just over half of the beneficiaries were women.

In 2023-2024, 37 students received scholarships worth $550,000, more than half of whom were women studying in programs focused on occupational health and safety.

In addition to the next generation of female scientists, the Institute is proud to have 82 women on its team, 51 of whom are in the field of science and work as researchers, scientific professionals, and laboratory technicians. Thank you for your contribution to the development of occupational health and safety research.

Furthermore, the Institute takes the opportunity to introduce you to the local women in science who participated in our new podcast series Occupational safety and health explained

To discover below:

Genevieve Marchand

France La Breche

Capucine Ouellet