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Laure Waridel bursary

Actu - Bourse Laure Waridel 2013 : Nouveaux critères en octobre

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 for this year's edition of the Laure Waridel bursary is midnight on Monday January 8, 2018.

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.


1 - Encourage the dissemination of research related to civic action in Equiterre's areas of interest.

2 - Help raise awareness of practical solutions to the many environmental and social challenges that we face individually and collectively.


2014: Chantal Lacasse, for her comparative analysis of the four modes of agricultural production of wheat in Quebec: intensive, conventional, reasoned and organic.

2013: Olivier Samson-Robert, for his project on the impact of neonic pesticides on bees.

2012: Marcus Lobb, an undergraduate student in Geography and the Human Environment at Concordia, for his Concordia City Farm School project. 

2011: Bruno Demers, who has an MA in sociology, 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.

(1) A major Quebec financial institution specializing in the social economy, the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins supports more than 2,700 cooperatives and nonprofits.

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