Virtual Museum of Canada
Jardin botanique de Montréal 
Centre for Forest Research

Alain Cogliastro

My achievements and anecdotes

Change of scenery, guaranteed!
Multicultural street hockey

Change of scenery, guaranteed!

As part of my research, I had the chance to go on a scientific mission in Gabon. Unfortunately, these rainforests are more savage than ours, and this one dearly defended itself against the Quebec invaders. I broke a finger during a bad fall while attempting to pick up a plant at the bottom of a steep slope. That was a bad plan! Anyway, I at least learned that it's not easy at all to write on a keyboard when one of your fingers is in a cast...

All joking aside, it was a wonderful experience! If you want to see more about our mission in Africa and the raft of the summits, take a look at the little video made by Michel Labrecque: the raft of summits.

Photo of Alain Cogliastro and a colleague, in Gabon

Alain is trying to type on a computer, with a finger in a cast. (© Alain Cogliastro)