WORLD'S BEST NEUROSCIENTISTS
Including Dr. Eric Kandel, Columbia University
"New Insights into the Brain"
Canada Gairdner Awards Symposium
Friday, October 26
In the first week of the Gairdner National Program Gairdner laureates spoke across the country, from Newfoundland to Saskatchewan. It was a great success, including 140 high school students from across the island who gathered to hear Lorne Babiuk in Charlottetown. In Edmonton 400 high school students peppered Canada Gairdner award recipients Lorne Babiuk, Howard Cedar and Michael Young with questions about their careers in biomedical research.
This week features 15 more universities centres and three world-level symposiums.
Find the schedule here.
Can't make it to one of our symposiums? All three programs are going to be webcast and will be available to anyone with internet access. Connect to each event below to find out how you can join the Canada Gairdner celebration of science from anywhere.
The 2012 Canada Gairdner Awards National Program kicked off at the University of Sherbrooke on September 25 at the annual RIBO Club meeting. The student talk was given by 2008 recipient Dr. Victor Ambros, University of Massachusetts Medical School on "How worms teach us life's secrets" and was delivered to about 40 enthusiastic CEGEP students.
The National Program continued on October 9 with two Faculty Lectures at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Dr. Thomas Jessell, 2012 Canada Gairdner recipient spoke on "Motor circuit and the sense of place." He later met with a group of neuroscience trainees over a sandwich lunch which produced enthusiastic questions and discussion.
Dr. Brian M. Greenwood, 2012 Canada Gairdner Global Health recipient spoke on "Epidemic meningitis in Africa."