Mayor’s Mentions: A citizen honored for his contribution to Shawinigan’s influence – Ville de Shawinigan

Mayor’s Mentions: A citizen honored for his contribution to Shawinigan’s influence

Left to right : Guy Arseneault (City Council – Val-Mauricie District); Josette Allard-Gignac (Councillor – Almaville District); Jacinthe Campagna (Councillor – La Cité district); Michel Angers (Mayor of Shawinigan); Yannick Benoît (mention of the mayor); Louis-Jean Garceau (City Council – Boisés District); Jean-Yves Tremblay (City Council – District des Hêtres); Lucie De Bons (Advisor – Rocher District); Christian Hould (Consultant – Montags District).

Handing over the “Mayor’s Mentions”
A citizen honored for his contribution to the impact of the City of Shawinigan

During last night’s public meeting, the council honored a citizen with the Mayor’s Mention. These citations are awarded to citizens whose actions contribute to the impact of the City of Shawinigan.

Here is the text of the lecture for the public meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Mr Yannick Benoît

It is our pleasure to recognize Council’s Mr. Yannick Benoît in the Mayoral Nomination and Recognition category, as he is one of the most promising Canadian researchers of his generation.

Mr. Benoît is originally from Saint-Georges-de-Champlain and has been Assistant Professor and Research Director of Biomedical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa since 2017. His work consists of developing innovative treatments to treat colon cancers.

He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including a Young Scientist Fellowship in 2015. More recently, Mr. Benoît received a large grant of $895,000 over five years from the federal government to support his research work.

Congratulations on your professional and academic achievements; You are a role model for the young people of our community!

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Source :
Eve Chamberland
Communications and Citizen Relations Department
City of Shawinigan
819 536-7200 | [email protected]