2016 Canada Gairdner Awards

Find out about this year's seven awardees


Gairdner Foundation wishes Dr. John Dirks well in his retirement after 23 years as President

Learn about incoming President Dr. Janet Rossant


Our 2016 laureates were announced on March 23 - Learn more about our adjudication committees

Learn more about the committees that choose our laureates

Shizuo Akira

Shizuo Akira

Canada Gairdner International Award,2011

For his ground-breaking discovery of Toll like receptors and the array of microbial compounds that they recognize to provide innate resistance to infection.