Honors and Awards


Here are some of the honors and awards received by different members of the CESH (2009-2012)


Geneviève Arsenault-Lapierre

  • Age Plus Award from CIHR-IA (Institute of aging of Canadian Institutes of Health Research) (2010)
  • Top-up award from IPN McGill (Integrated Program in Neuroscience) (2009-2010)
  • PhD training award from ASC (Alzheimer Society of Canada) and CDKTN (Canadian Dementia Knowledge Transfer Network) (2009-2011)

Robert-Paul Juster

  • Poster Presentation award for the colloquium entitled “Les hauts et les bas du trouble bipolaire" (2012)
  • Rainbow Health Ontario 2012 Conference Travel Fund (2012)
  • Winner of an iPad2 for a research Podcast representing the Axis on biological, psychological, and social signatures of mental illness of Fernand-Seguin Research Centre (2011)
  • Nominated by McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience as a top 5% Ph.D. student and selected to attend the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (2011)
  • 2nd Prize for Oral Presentation at the 3rd Annual Mental Health Research Young Researchers’ Conference "Lab to Life", Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (2011)
  • McGill University Internal Funding Top-Up Award, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery (2011)
  • Doctoral Research Award from the CIHR-IA (Institute of Aging of Canadian Institutes of Health Research) (2009-2012)
  • Prize for poster presentation for the symposium entitled “En voir de toutes les couleurs: les émotions sous la loupe des chercheurs et des cliniciens” (2010)
  • Université de Montréal prize for oral presentation at the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre’s Research Day (2009)
  • Meritorious Student Abstract by the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2009)

Dr. Sonia Lupien

  • Prize from Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec (AMPQ), Media Prize for the project Clé56 (Team: Alexandre Hamel, Catherine Dion, Nathe François, Jean Lepage & Sonia Lupien)
  • Senior Investigator Research Chair, Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2008-2013)
  • National Scientist Award, Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (2008-2013), nomimal

Marie-France Marin

  • Ph.D. Submission Prize, Department of Neurological Sciences, Université de Montréal (2013)
  • Award from the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec, ‘Ça mérite d’être reconnu’ – category: health (2012)
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, International Society of Psychoneuroendorinology (2012)
  • Scholarship, 1st prize Ph.D. Level, Fernand-Seguin Research Center (2012)
  • Winner of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital Foundation Prize (oral presentation), Fernand-Seguin Research Center’s Annual Research Day (2012)
  •  Fonds de recherche en santé – Québec, postdoctoral scholarship, 2nd position (2012)
  • Excellence prize from Association des femmes d’affaires, professionnelles et de carrière de la grande région de Rimouski (2012)
  • Winner of the Guy Bégin Prize, best scientific article (category fundamental/neuropsychology), Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie (2012)
  • Second position ‘Top 10 researchers from Université de Montréal who were the most cited in the media in 2011’ (2012)
  • Winner of a travel award from the Institute of Gender and Health from the Canadian Institutes of Health for the international conference Society for Neuroscience (2011)
  • Winner of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital Foundation Prize for the oral presentation at Fernand-Seguin Research Center's Annual Research Day (2011)
  • Winner of the scientific vulgarisation contest - Podcast Creation, Fernand-Seguin Research Center (2011)
  • Winner of the Guy Begin Prize, best scientific article (category fundamental/neuropsychology), Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie (2011)
  • Winner of the Dr. Elie's doctoral scholarship (1st prize), Fernand-Seguin Research Center (2011)
  • Winner of the best poster presentation (1st prize) at the Second day of the CIHR Research Chair on Mental Health in Men and Women, Human Nature: Women Mental Health (2011)
  • Doctoral award from the Faculté des études supérieures de l’Université de Montréal (2010)
  • First prize for best poster presentation at the Colloque: Les émotions sous la loupe des chercheurs et des cliniciens, Montréal (2010)
  • Winner of the Concours de vulgarisation scientifique, Association francophone pour le savoir – ACFAS (2009)
  • Université de Montréal poster prize at the Fernand-Seguin Research Center’s Annual Research Day (2009)
  • Canadian Institutes in Health Research (CIHR), Frederick Best and Charles Banting, Ph.D. Scholarhip (2009-2012)
  • Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ), Ph.D. Scholarship (2009-2012), declinedDoctoral scholarship, Fernand-Seguin Research Centre
  • Dean’s Honours List for M.Sc. Neurological Sciences, McGill University (2009)First prize of the Concours de vulgarisation scientifique, Fernand-Seguin Research Centre (2009)
  • Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, Medicine Faculty, Université de Montréal (Jan 2009)

Dr. Lening Olivera

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Travel Award to participate in the Early Career Poster Session at APA Annual Convention (2010)
  • Travel Grant by the Canadian Psychological Association Social Sciences and Humanities Research for the CPA Annual Convention (2010)
  • Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Meeting, Planning and Dissemination Grant for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies’ workshop: “Advances in PTSD Treatment: Novel Approaches in the Modulation of the Human Fear Memory” (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. U.S. Department of Defense funded research project: Developing Memory Reconsolidation Blockers as Novel Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments (2009)
  • Academic Distinction Award. Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology of Ponce School of Medicine (2009)

Shireen Sindi

  • Best Poster Presentation Award – First place for best poster presentation at the conference titled ‘Vieillir en Santé Mentale’, at the University of Montreal’s Hopital Louis H. Lafontaine, Montreal Canada (2011)
  • Young Investigator Award & Travel Award – International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) – Awarded at the annual scientific meeting August 2011, Berlin, Germany (2011)
  • Poster Presentation Award of Excellence - The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) National Poster Competition, at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum, Winnipeg, Canada (2011)
  • Doctoral Award - Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships  Awarded by the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) (2011)
  • Doctoral Award – The Quebec Funds for Health Research (FRSQ): Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (2011)
  • Distinction - Nominated by McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience as a top 5% Ph.D. student and selected to attend the Canadian Student Health Research Forum of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, held at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (2011)
  • Travel Award – Awarded received from the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (QBIN) for the attendance of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping conference (HBM) in Quebec City (2011)
  • FRSQ First Prize for Best Oral Presentation at the Annual Student Research Day of the Fernand-Seguin Research Center (2010)
  • Douglas Foundation’s Oral Presentation Award, Douglas Institute in Mental Health Annual Student Research Day (2010)
  • Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital Foundation’s Poster Presentation Award at the Annual Student Research Day of the Fernand-Seguin Research Center (2009)
  • Prize for poster presentation at the First scientific day of the Chair on Sex, Gender and Mental Health from the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (2009)