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Welcome to the "Canada Gairdner Awards" website

Who we are

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.

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419Since 1957, The Gairdner Foundation has distributed 418 awards for outstanding scientific research.

40The number of countries that Gairdner awardees come from.

98The number of Gairdner awardees who have gone on to win the prestigious Nobel Prize.

Our Awards

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, 98 have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.

Our Events

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.

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