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The Gairdner Foundation, established in 1957, is dedicated to fulfilling James A. Gairdner’s vision to recognize major research contributions to the treatment of disease and alleviation of human suffering. Through annual prestigious Canada Gairdner Awards, the Gairdner Foundation celebrates the world’s most creative and accomplished researchers whose work is improving the health and well-being of people around the world.Learn more
418Since 1957, The Gairdner Foundation has distributed 418 awards for outstanding scientific research.
40The number of countries that Gairdner awardees come from.
96The number of Gairdner awardees who have gone on to win the prestigious Nobel Prize.
The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers through annual prestigious awards. Since 1957, 418 awards have been bestowed on laureates from over 40 countries, and of those awardees, 96 have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.
Canada Gairdner International Award
Five awarded annually. Awarded to outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions resulting in an increased understanding of human biology and disease.Read more
John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
One awarded annually. Awarded for scientifically based research that has improved the health and well-being of those facing health inequities worldwide.Read more
Canada Gairdner Momentum Award
Two awarded annually. Awarded to mid-career researchers working in Canada who in their last six active years have produced exceptional scientific research contributions with continued potential for impact on human health.Read more
Gairdner convenes the world’s most influential and innovative scientific leaders for events that inform the public, inspire generations and showcase the importance of scientific advancements to the fabric of our global society.
RiboClub 24th Annual MeetingThe RiboClub Annual Meeting aims at encouraging the exchange of ideas and stimulates collaborations between RNA biologists around the world. The meeting covers different topics related to the chemistr...
Dig In: Our Health on a PlatterJoin us for an exciting and educational food science event! Stay till the end for networking & dinner.
Soapbox Science Quebec CitySoapbox Science is an event designed to create scientific awareness while promoting women scientists and their science.
RNA & the Future of MedicineHow advances in genomics and RNA technologies will transform precision medicine The Gairdner Foundation and McGill University present RNA & the Future of Medicine featuring guest speaker Pieter C...
Therapeutics for the Future | Gairdner Global Perspectives PanelHear from Gairdner Awards laureate and innovator of the lipid nanoparticles integral to mRNA vaccines on the future of treating diseases.
Young Minds MatterMeet an award-winning researcher addressing the global mental health crisis, including adolescent mental health, discover a day in his life, ask your burning questions and sharpen your trivia with a g...
The International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) 2023Gairdner is a proud sponsor of the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM), which will be a congress that is unparalleled in scope and reputation in Canada, providing unique opportunities f...
Advancing health and health care through citizen engagementEffective health research drives positive changes in health outcomes and the healthcare system. But these changes must be equitable and accessible to all.On April 4, join the 2022 Gairdner Wightm...
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