Scholarships: $100,000 for Academic Perseverance in Respiratory Therapy

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Marjorie Quintal-Pépin, Audrey Champagne, Lilia Lakhdar et Marie-Eve Bureau, the 4 recipients.

The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation is pleased to award four of the ten $10,000 scholarships to future respiratory therapists who have chosen to start their career at the HMR.

At a ceremony held on December 2nd, the first four candidates were each awarded a scholarship. The recipients distinguished themselves through their passion, a desire to broaden their knowledge and their commitment to the HMR.

Substantial Scholarship for Respiratory Therapists

A sign of the tangible support pledged to the advancement of studies in respiratory therapy, these are the largest scholarships awarded for this profession within the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-Montréal. A highly symbolic event. Indeed, the first respiratory therapy school in Canada was established at the HMR in 1964. At the time, it was called the École de technologie en thérapie inhalatoire de l’Institut Lavoisier de l’Hôpital St-Joseph de Rosemont (Hôpital St-Joseph de Rosemont Lavoisier Institute School of Technology in Inhalation Therapy).

Respiratory therapists play a little-known role; their contribution is both unique and essential. Therefore, the Foundation is proud to foster the next generation and support the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont in its recruitment efforts while also highlighting the importance of the respiratory therapist profession.Julie Desharnais, Executive Director

In addition, the event presented the perfect opportunity for the Foundation to announce the arrival of HMR respiratory therapist Stéphanie Goupil as ambassador of the Together for the HMR Fund. Well known for her appearances on the show De garde 24/7, it was natural for Stéphanie to add her voice to the Foundation’s efforts.

I’m very proud of this! And I’m even happier to join the Foundation as an ambassador at this time when my profession is enjoying such substantial recognition!Stéphanie Goupil
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Esther Vandal, Marie-Pier Lefrançois, Éric Quévillon, Marjorie Quintal-Pépin, Audrey Champagne, Lilia Lakhdar, Marie-Ève Bureau, Julie Desharnais, Dr Stéphane Ahen et Stéphanie Goupil.

The event was attended by Dr. Martine Leblanc, Director, Professional Services and Deputy Director, Physical Health, Dr. Stéphane Ahen, Interim Director and Co-Director, Medical Services, Esther Vandal, Head of the Respiratory Activities Department and Stéphanie Goupil, Respiratory Therapist and ambassador of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation. They warmly welcomed Marie-Ève ​​Bureau, Audrey Champagne, Lilia Lakhdar and Marjorie Quintal-Pépin to the HMR family!

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Congratulations to the 4 Recipients


Marie-Ève Bureau

Currently in her 3rd year of respiratory therapy studies at Collège de Rosemont, she discovered the HMR during her 2nd year internships. She enjoyed it so much that she came back for her 3rd year internships in intensive care at the HMR, and finally accepted this scholarship to devote the beginning of her career to east end Montréal.


Audrey Champagne

A resident of Montréal’s South Shore, Audrey is currently studying respiratory therapy at Collège Ellis in Trois-Rivières. She fell in love with the work environment at the HMR during a critical care internship.


Lilia Lakhdar

A 3rd year student in respiratory therapy at Collège de Rosemont, Lilia completed some of her internships at the HMR. Her short time at the HMR has already helped her build experience and fostered her commitment to our establishment.


Marjorie Quintal-Pépin

FMarjorie’s wealth of personal and professional experience made respiratory therapy an obvious choice for her. She is currently completing her studies at Collège Ellis before joining the ranks of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.

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