June 13-17, 2024

Science POP 2024

Welcome to Cirris!

The Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (Cirris) is proud to welcome you to its internal Science POP competition, 2024 edition!

Cirris-affiliated 2nd and 3rd cycle university students in the health sciences, take up one of the three scientific communication challenges proposed as part of this internal competition, which will be presented in 2 parts:

  • Sustainable development challenge
    Thursday June 13, from 12pm to 1:30pm
    Local H-1500, Cirris Hamel
    525, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel, Québec
  • Outreach Challenge & Media Challenge
    Monday, June 17, 2:30 pm to 5 pm
    At the IRDPQ Hamel Auditorium
    525, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec City

The finalists of each challenge will win a cash prize of $500 each, and will represent Cirris at the grand provincial final to be held on November 21 and 22 at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM).

The challenges

The Science POP contest offers 3 distinct challenges, each testing a different science communication skill. These are briefly described below. See Challenge Information for more details.

The challenges

Outreach challenge

OBJECTIVE: Explain a central element of your research project

Candidates taking up this challenge will have to demonstrate their pedagogy and creativity in explaining a key notion of their research project, in clear, simple and accessible language.

Outreach challenge

Media challenge

OBJECTIVE: Attract journalists' attention to your research project

To meet this challenge, you'll need to put your communication skills to good use by first writing a press release highlighting the importance of your research. Then, during the competition, you'll have 2 minutes to grab the audience's attention with a presentation similar to a pitch.

Media challenge

Sustainable health challenge

OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable health

To meet this challenge, you'll need to present a personal initiative that you propose to develop in the near future, or that you implemented less than a year ago, to put science to work for society and health.

Sustainable health challenge

Science POP is a pan-Quebec initiative proposed by the IRCM and promoted by the FRQS, with the aim of promoting dialogue between science and society. For full details of the pan-Quebec initiative Science POP, visit www.sciencepop.ca

To stay abreast of developments across the province, follow #sciencepop on Twitter!


Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

525, Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel Québec, QC Canada, G1M 2S8

Registration period

April 10, 2024 - 10:00 AM until June 17, 2024 - 12:00 PM

Submission period

April 10, 2024 - 12:00 PM until May 16, 2024 - 5:00 PM

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact martine.legare@cirris.ulaval.ca .

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