April 19 2023

Science POP - CRCHUQ


The CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CRCHU) research center is proud to participate in the 2022-2023 edition of the pan-Quebec Science POP competition, an initiative of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and is very pleased to welcome you to its institutional competition!

This internal CRCHU competition is a public, free event, organized in partnership with the Fondation du CHU de Québec. It will highlight innovative health research work as well as our next generation of scientists for their qualities as speakers, their commitment to improving care and sustainable health and their dedication to sharing the results of their work with the society.

Who can participate in the contest by taking up one of the 3 challenges?

The 2nd and 3rd cycle student community as well as postdoctoral researchers under the direction of a researcher mostly affiliated with the CRCHU are invited to take up the challenge of their choice. The competition will be hosted in French and the use of French for the visual support and the oral presentation is recommended; it is however possible to make the presentation in English. A simultaneous translation service will be available for the audience.

Find all relevant information and sign up for a Challenge HERE.

How to prepare

Virtual training workshops, given by specialists in communication, science outreach or journalism, will be provided free of charge to candidates who wish to be advised for their Science POP presentation. These workshops, offered in French and English, will be held in March 2023. The dates and registration procedures will be announced shortly. Download the information about the challenges.

Who can attend the presentations on April 19, 2023 at CHUL?

This event is free and open to everyone. To participate, on site or online, please register under the Attend the event tab.

Important dates

  • Monday, January 23, 1 p.m. at the CHUL, Fisher amphitheater (T0-64) or on Teams: Information meeting for people who are thinking of taking up a challenge (Add the meeting to your Outlook calendar)
  • February 22, 2023, 11 p.m.: Deadline to submit an application
  • April 11, 2023, 11 p.m.: Deadline to upload the press release to your form (valuation challenge only)
  • April 14, 2023, 11 p.m.: Registration deadline to attend the CRCHU competition
    The detailed schedule of the competition will be published on this site during the month of March.

Evaluation and Prices

Candidates will be evaluated according to a specific grid (availiable here) by judges selected for each of the challenges. The judges will be mostly members of the CHU de Québec Foundation, members of the CHU users' committee, philanthropic personalities invited by our Foundation and members of the research center who will not necessarily be scientists.

For each challenge, the judges' evaluation grids will be compiled to establish the ranking and award a prize to the 3 best presentations. In addition, audience members will have the opportunity to indicate their level of appreciation for each presentation by assigning an online rating (1 to 5 stars). A special mention will be awarded to the candidate of each challenge who will represent the "People's favourite".

The winners of each challenge will receive a cash prize, awarded by the CHU de Québec Foundation, worth:

1st place: $500 — Finalist for the provincial Science POP competition
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $100
Audience Favorite: $200

For all details pertaining to the Quebec-wide initiative that is Science POP, check out www.sciencepop.ca
To keep track of the developments across the province, follow the hashtag #sciencepop on Twitter!


The organizing committee warmly thanks the Fondation du CHU de Québec for their financial contribution and their participation in the composition of the juries.

  • Fondation du CHU de Québec


Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval

2705, Boulevard Laurier Québec, QC Canada, G1V 4G2

Registration period

January 9, 2023 - 17:00 until April 15, 2023 - 03:00

Submission period

January 9, 2023 - 17:00 until February 23, 2023 - 04:30

Contact us

For any questions about the event, please contact aline.dumas@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca

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