Mentees 2022-2023

Meet the mentees of the 2022-2023 cohort of the Mentored Research Program below!

André Beaudoin team - Astrophysics

Carla Letang

Islem Gattoufi

Huri-Nur Yergin

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Cégep Marie-Victorin

"A graduate of Cégep Marie-Victorin in Natural Sciences, my main passion lies in the field of human biology. However, my involvement in theInitiaSciences project has been a formative experience. I had the opportunity to explore a field I knew very little about, astrophysics. The experience broadened my horizons and gave me a new perspective on scientific research."

"As a Natural Sciences student at Cégep Marie-Victorin, I'm passionate about biology and the pharmaceutical industry. However, this hasn't stopped me from exploring various fields of study. In particular, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the field of physics by joining a research project in astrophysics. This enriching experience enabled me to deepen my knowledge of physics and develop a new interest in this field."

"As a Natural Sciences student at Cégep, I'm passionate about mathematics and chemistry. My desire is to continue my studies in the field of pharmacy, specializing in biopharmaceutical sciences. However, because of my passion for the diversity of knowledge, I also wanted to explore the fascinating field of astrophysics. I had the chance to do so thanks to my participation in InitiaSciences, an experience that enabled me to acquire captivating knowledge about the Universe."

Team Caroline Piaulet - Astrophysics

Danika Belzile

Mehramat Kaur

Kamrul Musfirat

Dawson College

Secondary Cavelier-De LaSalle

Vanier College

"My great curiosity about the Universe led me to the wonderful world of science. I'm a DEC pre-university student in environmental science at Dawson College and, since May 2023, I've been a science animator at the Planetarium de Montréal. My dream is to become an astrophysicist, so taking part in Caroline Piaulet's research project on TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets has been a wonderful and enriching experience! InitiaSciences has confirmed that I have what it takes to achieve my dream!"

"I'm a student at Cavelier de LaSalle high school in Secondary 4. I love exploring and learning new things, so I took this great opportunity to participate in scientific research throughInitiaSciences. My passion and creativity towards learning gave me the chance to study and learn about the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, which will always be a memory engraved in my heart."

Team Léa Marpeaux - Cellular biology

Alexandra-Mukundji Moussonzo

Junyi Wang

Jade Desjardins

Laurence Giguere

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Vanier College

Vanier College

Cégep du Vieux Montréal

"Graduating from Cégep Marie-Victorin in Natural Sciences, health profile, I applied to the InitiaSciences program in search of my first experience in a university laboratory. The fantastic experience and the wealth of knowledge I've learned will come in very handy when I continue my studies, starting next fall at the Université de Montréal in the Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine program."

"I'm a Health Sciences student at Vanier College. I've always been very curious and fascinated by science. My goal is to complete my bachelor's degree in either microbiology and immunology or forensic science and then work in scientific research or in a laboratory working with the authorities."

Christian Thibeault team - Astrophysics

Alyssa Pérez

Chamudi Tasara Samadhi Heeralu Pathiranage

Mélissande Fecteau

Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Secondary Saint-Laurent

Collège de Maisonneuve

"As a student in the double-DEC program Sciences de la nature et Sciences humaines en profil optimonde, I'm preparing for my third year at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. I'm passionate about science and love immersing myself in environments in which I learn new things!"

"I'm a Secondary 3 student at École Secondaire Saint-Laurent, and I'll be continuing my studies at École Secondaire Cité-des-Jeunes, in Vaudreuil-Dorion. In my youth, I've always been fascinated by the sciences of the Universe and the study of the various mysteries of space, such as black holes, the shape and composition of the Universe, and so on. Later on, I'd like to study astrophysics and have a career in scientific research."

"I've just finished my DEC in Science at Collège de Maisonneuve and now I'm starting my B.Sc. in Physics at McGill. I've been passionate about astrophysics for years, and I want to pursue my career in this field."

Léo Guiramand team - Physics

Jana Salah

Xavier Jomphe

Vicky Li-Yoo

Secondary Saint-Laurent

Cégep André-Laurendeau

Vanier College

"I'm a student in Secondary 3 at École Saint-Laurent, Émile-Legault building.

"Passionate about science, I chose to pursue my studies in Natural Sciences at Cégep Saint-Laurent and Vanier College. After university, I want to actively participate in research projects and contribute to the advancement of science and technology."