Laure Waridel bursary
In 2008, Equiterre and the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins (1) introduced the Laure Waridel bursary for students committed to pursuing and disseminating research on environmental and social action. The bursary is now worth $10,000.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2012 at midnight. For more information, consult the admission requirements.
The social innovators of tomorrow
This bursary recognizes Laure Waridel's outstanding contribution to advancing and disseminating research on the environmental and social issues promoted by Equiterre, with a view toward sustainable development.
1 - Encourage the dissemination of research related to civic action in Equiterre's six areas of interest:
- ecological agriculture
- fair trade
- clean transportation
- energy efficiency
- climate change
- responsible consumption
2 - Help raise awareness of practical solutions to the many environmental and social challenges that we face individually and collectively.
2011: Bruno Demers, who has an MA in sociology, won for his project on recycled and reclaimed materials in the construction industry.
2010: Marie-Eve Arbour, a graduate of UQAM's communications program, for her research and awareness-raising project on organic agriculture, eco-friendly homes and citizen action in Quebec's regions.
2009: Vincent Galarneau for his project on eco-solidarity and farming.
2008: Julie Guicheteau for her work on success factors for projects that promote environmentally friendly transportation.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all students interested in these issues. We salute your efforts to change the world, one step at a time.