Fondation de la Société québécoise d'hypertension artérielle

Training the Scientists of Tomorrow!

Quebec's leadership in hypertension requires a new generation of researchers and healthcare professionals.

Target: $100,000 / year x 5 years


Research activities have an impact on prevention and treatment in Quebec. It is therefore essential for the SQHA to promote the training of new researchers by awarding excellence grants.

Increasing the number of researchers and expertise in hypertension in Quebec is also essential if we are to remain competitive on a national and international scale.


Ensuring the next generation of scientists in Quebec in hypertension, its cardiovascular risk factors and their complications.


To train future researchers, front-line healthcare professionals and hypertension specialists who will work in Quebec.


The SQHA aims to offer study and research scholarships, as well as internships, in order to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the improvement of healthcare for Quebecers.

Annual Excellence Scholarship Program PASSION PRESSURE

1 scholarship for master's student $19 000
1 doctoral student scholarship $25 000
1 scholarship for postdoctoral fellow $40 000
1 scholarship for young researcher $10 000
1 scholarship for clinical or research trainee $6 000


Deserving students and young researchers on the basis of their academic record.

In concrete terms:
  • A bursary committee made up of volunteer members of SQHA and its Foundation selects the winners each year according to a standardized evaluation grid.


  • Corporate alliances /Other.


  • Scientific presentations at the SQHA annual meeting and at other scientific meetings in respective circles and other societies.


  • Recurring scholarship program over the years.
  • Quality training / Visibility / Outreach.


  • Lighting the spark among students and trainees for research.
  • Encourage vocations and support professional development.
  • Boosting the careers of young researchers.
My career would probably have taken a very different turn without the support of the Société québécoise d’hypertension artérielle. I’ll always remember the call to my workplace from Mme France Boulianne, DG, to tell me that I had won a Master’s scholarship… This scholarship, as well as the various awards I have received over the years (Presentation Award, Research Coup de Coeur Award), have strongly encouraged me to pursue my research. SQHA has undoubtedly propelled my career forward.

Catherine Fortier, PhD, kin