Last November 21 during the Québec Mines + Energy convention, students from around Québec participated in a range of challenges related to energy and mining. Below is the list of winners for each category.
Renewable Energy Research Challenge
The purpose of the “Renewable Energy Research Challenge” is to highlight Québec’s energy transition issues and recent developments in renewable energy.
The first place winner for a $2,000 prize in the Renewable Energy Challenge:
Keena A. Trowell, McGill University
The second place winner for a $1,000 prize in the Renewable Energy Challenge:
Ayaovi Locoh, Université Laval
Geoscience Research Challenge
University students enrolled in an Earth Science program were invited to enter the Geoscience Research Challenge. The contest consisted of presenting research projects carried out Québec universities. The winners received a certificate of excellence and a scholarship in recognition of the quality of their presentations.
|University Level||Prize||2018 Winners|
|Doctorate – 1st prize||
|Haiming Liu, Université Laval|
|Doctorate – 2nd prize||
|Javier Fernandez Reynes, INRS-ÉTÉ|
|Maîtrise – 1st prize||
|Floriane Guillevic, CERM-UQAC|
|Maîtrise – 2nd prize||
|Valérie Roy, IREM-UQAT|
|Julien Huguet, CERM-UQAC|
Québec Mines + Énergie 2018 MINING Challenge
The Québec Mines 2018 MINING + Energy Challenge was aimed at 2nd and 3rd year students enrolled in the mineral technology program and possessing the necessary basics to develop an exploitation strategy. The two winning teams received scholarships.
The first place winning team for a $1,500 prize in the Mining Challenge consisted of:
Ryan Martial and Souleymane Traore Gnango, Abitibi-Témiscamingue Cégep.
The second place winning team for a $600 prize in the Mining Challenge consisted of:
Antoine Paquet, Alexandre Bélise-Lafleur and Abdoulaye Sangare.
Québec Mines + Énergie 2018 EXPLO Challenge
A race against time
Québec Mines + Énergie and AQUEST held another edition of the EXPLO Challenge. Three teams of three students each, representing three universities, had to develop an exploration project in 12 hours. The winning team, whose exploration project was judged the most promising, received the grand prize in the form of a $3,000 scholarship.
The winning team in the EXPLO Challenge consisted of:
Jean-Philippe Fleury, Thierry-Karl Gélinas and Christopher Grondin, Université Laval.