L'Oréal Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO honour four Canadian women emeritus researchers through the For Women and

L'Oréal Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO honour four Canadian 
women emeritus researchers through the For Women and Science Program 
MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On November 22, distinguished women 
researchers were honoured and rewarded by L'Oréal Canada and the Canadian 
Commission for UNESCO as part of the L'Oréal Canada For Women and Science 
Program with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO awards ceremony 
which took place the Embassy of France in Ottawa. 
Hosted by scientific journalist Véronique Morin, who has been active for over 
20 years on television, radio and in print media, the event welcomed numerous 
partners and dignitaries as well as several past laureates. 
"The L'Oréal Canada For Women and Science Program with the support of the 
Canadian Commission for UNESCO highlights the exceptional work of Canadian 
women emeritus researchers who are passionate about their research and 
encourages them to continue pushing the boundaries in their field. This year, 
we are celebrating the Canadian program's 10(th) anniversary and it is our 
hope that more of us will be offering women scientists the recognition they 
deserve in the near future," explained Mr. Javier San Juan, President and CEO 
of L'Oréal Canada. 
Created in 1998 by L'Oréal and UNESCO, For Women and Science is one of the 
most prestigious programs of its kind today. Numerous national programs have 
been created in over sixty countries, including the L'Oréal Canada For Women 
and Science Program with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, in 
2003. Since then, four fellowships have been awarded annually to four 
exceptional Canadian women scientists. 
The2012 laureates
The 2012 recipients of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Research Excellence Fellowships: 


    --  Jennifer E. Bruin, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Department of
        Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Diabetes Research Group,
        University of British Columbia (UBC)
    --  Célia Jeronimo, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Chromatin and Genomic
        Expression Laboratory, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal
        (IRCM)

These fellowships, worth $20,000 each are designed to support major research 
projects undertaken by Canadian women working at the postdoctoral level. They 
were presented to the recipients by Mr. Joshua Leon, Director, Office of the 
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, and member of the jury for the 2012 
L'Oréal-UNESCO Research Excellence Fellowships, and not only reward 
excellence, but also enable exceptional scientists, as selected by a jury of 
experts, to pursue their research projects.

The laureates of the2012 L'Oréal-UNESCOCanadian National Mentoring 
Fellowships are:
    --  Emily Choy, PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences,
        University of Manitoba
    --  Grace Murphy, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, Dalhousie
        University

These fellowships, worth $5,000 each, were presented by Ms. Delphine 
Senicourt, Scientific Affaires, L'Oréal Canada and member of the jury for the 
2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO Canadian National Mentoring Fellowships, to talented 
young women scientists working at the doctoral level to enable them to 
continue their work while participating in Actua's National L'Oréal Mentoring 
Program for Young Girls. Through this program, they act as mentors to young 
girls by sharing their passion for science during summer camps, workshops, and 
a variety of other activities.

L'Oréal Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of L'Oréal Group, the world's 
leading cosmetics company. L'Oréal Canada, headquartered in Montreal, had 
sales of more than $900 million in 2011 and employs more than 1,200 people. 
The company has a diverse portfolio of more than 31 brands encompassing all 
aspects of beauty. The company's prestigious brand portfolio includes L'Oréal 
Professionnel, Redken, Kérastase, Matrix, PureOlogy, shu uemura Art of Hair, 
L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York, Essie, Ombrelle, Lancôme, 
Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint-Laurent, Biotherm, Kiehl's, Ralph Lauren, shu 
uemura, Diesel, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Clarisonic, La Roche-Posay, 
Vichy, SkinCeuticals and Roger & Gallet.

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO acts as a forum for governments and civil 
society and seeks to mobilize Canadian participation in UNESCO mandated areas: 
education, natural and social sciences, culture, and communication and 
information. It operates under the general authority of the Canada Council for 
the Arts.

For more information about the L'Oréal Canada For Women and ScienceProgram, 
or to arrange an interview with one of the laureates,please contact:  
Valérie Ladouceur Project Manager Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations 
Tel. 514 842-2455, ext.15 vladouceur@mflrp.ca  Please address any requests 
for information about the Canadian  Commission for UNESCO to:  Dominique 
Potvin Programme Officer, Natural Sciences Canadian Commission for UNESCO 
Tel.: 613566-4414 or 1800263-5588, ext. 5517 Dominique.potvin@unesco.ca 
www.unesco.ca

Image with caption: "From left to right: Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of 
France to Canada, Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and 
Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, Ms. Célia Jeronimo and 
Ms. Jennifer E. Bruin, recipients of the Research Excellence Fellowships, Ms. 
Emily Choy and Ms. Grace Murphy, recipients of the Canadian National Mentoring 
Fellowships, Mr. Javier San Juan, President and CEO, L'Oréal Canada. (CNW 
Group/L'Oréal Canada)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121123_C3002_PHOTO_EN_21104.jpg

SOURCE: L'Oréal Canada

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