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Véronique Grenier Receives a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship 

June 7, 2024

Update : June 7, 2024

The fellow is one of just a few dozen across Canada to receive the prestigious fellowship.

Véronique Grenier, postdoctoral researcher at INRS

Postdoctoral researcher Véronique Grenier, who is under the supervision of Professor Xavier St-Denis at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), has been awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue her work.

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Mark Holland, Minister of Health, recently announced the 70 recipients across Canada to be awarded a Banting Fellowship for the year 2024.

Véronique Grenier joined the INRS Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre last April to pursue her interest in the stratification of access to education in Quebec and the resulting social and regional inequalities. She obtained her doctorate in comparative education and educational foundations at the Université de Montréal, after completing her master’s degree in sociology at the University of Ottawa.

Before joining INRS, Véronique Grenier had previously completed other postdoctoral fellowships, including one at Université Laval funded by a grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.

“It’s a real honour to receive a Banting Fellowship, which will give me the opportunity to help advance knowledge on the dynamics of Quebec’s education markets. I’m very eager to undertake this project at INRS, an institution that truly fosters interdisciplinary research. There, I’ll be perfectly equipped to tackle this complex subject.”

Véronique Grenier, postdoctoral researcher at INRS

Alongside her postdoctoral fellowship at INRS, Véronique Grenier is also a researcher in residence at the Observatoire québécois des inégalités and an associate researcher at Université Laval’s Centre de recherche et d’intervention sur l’éducation et la vie au travail.

Her outstanding work has already earned her a number of awards, including the Prix Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie from the Fonds de recherche du Québec in 2022.

About the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is funded by the three federal funding agencies: the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

The program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, supporting those who contribute to Canada’s economic, social, and research-based growth. The recipients are among the country’s scientific leaders of tomorrow.