CFUW Bourse Georgette LeMoyne Award / CFUW 100th Anniversary National Winner 2019-2020

2019-20202020 – 2021

Value: $5,000

Georgette LeMoyne was one of the first women to receive a university degree in French Canada. She devoted her life to the promotion of education and employment for women. It is for graduate study in any field at a Canadian university. The candidate must be studying in French and write the Statement of Intent (Section I) of the application in French.

2019-2020 Winners:

JOSÉE MAURAIS – CFUW 100th Anniversary National Winner


  • B.P.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Cooperative System, 1993, Université de Sherbrooke
  • M.Sc.A., Chemical Engineering, 1996, Université de Sherbrooke
  • M.B.A, 2009, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2018-2021, Université de Sherbrooke

Major accidents related to chemical substances create significant impacts on society (e.g. Fernie (BC), Lac-Mégantic (QC), Sunrise (ON)). In prevention, risk studies are carried out that lead to decisions such as plant location, process design and land-use planning. However, the approach produces variable results.

Danielle aims to develop a model to reduce the uncertainties of the input parameters of atmospheric dispersion simulations when assessing risks.


JOSÉE MAURAIS – CFUW 100th Anniversary National Winner

  • B.Sc. Chemistry, 2017, Université de Sherbrooke
  • M.Sc. Physical Chemistry, 2019, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 2019-2022, Université de Sherbrooke

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a common pollutant often found in our environment. With the rise in the population and the growth of industrialization, its level is expected to increase. It is known to play a key role in atmospheric chemistry by contributing to poorer air quality.

This doctoral project focuses on the study of chemical reactions of NO2 in controlled and highly sensitive systems that mimic environmental conditions in order to define the mechanisms and reaction times at play.