The Justine and Yves Sergent Fund has been established to perpetuate the memory and spirit of Doctor Justine Sergent, an internationally known resercher in the field of cognitive neuroscience, and her husband, psychologist Yves Sergent, who passed away together in April 1994. A graduate of the Université de Montréal, Justine Sergent was an associate member of the Research Center of the former Centre hospitalier Côte-des-Neiges, now the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal.
The Fund will be used to acknowledge the contribution of a female researcher in the field of cognitive neuroscience who has achieved an international reputation. Her work and accomplishments will be recognized through the annual Justine and Yves Sergent Award.
The overall objective of the fund is the following :
- recognize and encourage excellence in the field of cognitive neuroscience on an international level;
- organize a scientific conference named for Justine and Yves Sergent, during which the annual award of the same name will be presented.