Novalait Congratulates Canadian Dairy Commission Scholars

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) has entrusted Novalait with the administration of its scholarship program in Quebec. The program came  into  effect on April 1, 2018, for a period of three years. Novalait was granted a budgetary envelope of $500,000 and launched a first  call  for  applications  in  fall  2018.  A total of six master’s and one PhD scholarships were awarded. Here are the recipients and their subject of study

MASTER’s degree

  • Samantha Bennett,  Université Sherbrooke

Determination of the antimicrobial potential of bacteriocins in the treatment and prevention of bovine mastitis

  • Jean-Philippe Laroche, Université Laval

Evaluating the value of using a more digestible alfalfa in the rations of lactating cows

  • Catherine Lussier, McGill Unviersity

Providing sustainable solutions to provide exercise to dairy cows in tie stalls to meet their behavioral needs and environmental constraints

  • Rachel Morin-Pelchat, Université Laval

Study of nonstructural proteins of phages of Streptococcus thermophilus using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool

  • Nissa Niboucha, Université Laval

Development and characterization of dairy biofilms on stainless steel surfaces in a model pasteurization system

  • Alice Perrault-Jolicoeur, Université Laval

Defining the interactions between commercial strain of Lactococcus lactis and phages found in the cheese industry


  • Annie Fréchette, Université de Montréal

Impacts of Recycled Manure Bedding Preparation Methods on Dairy Cow Health and Milk Quality


The scholarships offered  can  reach  up  to  $20,000  per year for two years for full-time master’s studies, and $30,000 per year for three years of PhD studies.

The CDC has provided this financial support to promote the development  of  highly  qualified,  diversified  workers able to respond to the current needs of dairy farmers and processors.