Geoscience Research Challenge
University students enrolled in an Earth Science program were invited to enter the Geoscience Research Challenge (formerly the l’Association québécoise des sciences de la Terre). The contest involved presenting a research project carried out in a university in Québec. The 2017 winners received a certificate of excellence and a scholarship to highlight the quality of their presentations.
|University Programs||Prize||2017 Winners|
|Doctorate – 1st Prize||$2,000||Louis Garneau|
|Doctorate – 2nd Prize||Souvenir book||Claire Dalencourt|
|Master’s – 1st Prize||$1,500||Julie Rochette|
|Master’s – 2nd Prize||$500||Doudou Tague|
|Master’s – 3rd Prize||Souvenir book||Blandine Nguegang|
|Bachelor’s – 1st Prize||$1,200||Évelyne Sunatori|
|Bachelor’s – 2nd Prize||Souvenir book||Émile Boily|
Québec Mines 2017 MINING Challenge
The Québec Mines MINING Challenge was intended for 2nd and 3rd year students in Mineral Technology programs, with the expertise needed to develop a mining strategy. Scholarships were awarded to two winning teams.
The team that won the First Prize, valued at $1,500, was composed of: William Desmeules, Adam Dostie and Jean-Nicolas Tremblay from the Thetford CEGEP.
The team that won the Second Prize, valued at $500, was composed of: Myrna Ouillatte, Tani Tho and Nicolas Royer of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue CEGEP.
Québec Mines 2017 EXPLO Challenge
A race against the clock
Québec Mines and AQUEST presented the Québec Mines EXPLO Challenge once again in 2017. Four teams of three students, representing four different universities (one in a non-competitive capacity) were given 12 hours to prepare an exploration project. The winning team, the one whose exploration project was judged to be the most promising, won the Grand Prize of $3,000, plus a complete SIGÉOM database.
The winning EXPLO Challenge team was composed of: Simon Langlais, Claudie Lefebvre-Fortier and Jonathan Marleau from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Mine Site Rehabilitation Challenge
Students enrolled in a bachelor program were invited to present a rehabilitation concept to be applied to a simulated, abandoned mine site. The students had to provide a report and a simple model presenting their rehabilitation concept. Five teams participated.
The team made up of Alan Sanchez, Véronik Lord, Audrey Bédard from Universté Laval, won a $ 3 000 scholarship.