Call for nominations: Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award and William Feindel Lecture

Each year, QBIN organizes a Scientific Day during which bio-imaging researchers from across Quebec come together to showcase their work and form new collaborations. During the day, the results of projects funded by QBIN are presented and students who have received Training Abroad Scholarships summarize their experiences. Student members also have the opportunity to present their research through poster presentations and several poster prizes are awarded.

In addition to the presentations by QBIN members, two keynote lectures are given by the annual awardees of the William Feindel Lecture and the Rising Star in Bio-imaging in Quebec awards.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is November 8, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec

For the fifth year, QBIN will be presenting the annual Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award to highlight the work of an emerging researcher in the field of bio-imaging. The previous awardees were Professors Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau (Montreal Heart Institute, 2023), Hassan Rivaz (Concordia University, 2022), Sylvia Villeneuve (McGill University, 2022), Bratislav Misic (McGill University, 2021) and Maxime Descoteaux (Université de Sherbrooke, 2020).

Anyone can nominate themselves or a colleague for this award. In order to be eligible, the candidate must be based in Quebec, be eligible to apply for the FRQS Research Scholars Junior 1 or 2 (i.e. 0-7 years research experience), and have made significant contributions to bio-imaging research. The awardee will be invited to give a keynote lecture during the QBIN Scientific Day in 2024 (date to be confirmed). 

To submit a nomination for the 2023 Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award, please use this form.

William Feindel Lecture

Each year, the William Feindel Lecture honours an established scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of bio-imaging. Previous invitees include Professors Sandra Black (2023), Louis Collins (2022), Paul Thompson (2021), Hedvig Hricak (2020), Cheryl Grady (2019), Heidi Johansen-Berg (2018), and R. Mark Henkelman (2017). The complete list of William Feindel Lecturers is available here.

Anyone can nominate a speaker for this award, and nominees can be based anywhere in the world. The William Feindel Lecture will take place at the QBIN Scientific Day in 2024 (date to be confirmed).

To submit a nomination for the 2022 William Feindel Lecture, please use this form.

QBIN maintains the FRQ principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and strives to ensure that the composition of awardees and speakers includes those from historically under-represented groups and reflects the diversity of the bio-imaging community in Quebec. In nominating speakers, we encourage you to consider diversity of all types: scientific, gender, and ethno-cultural.