2021 Canada Gairdner Awards Announcement
Join us as we announce the 2021 Canada Gairdner Award laureates
On Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00am ET, President & Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, Janet Rossant will announce the 2021 Canada Gairdner Award laureates.
Join us as we celebrate this year's laureates at an interactive online event featuring a special guest.
The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research that impacts human health. Annually, three types of awards are given: the Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research, the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, specifically for impact on global health issues, and the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, reserved for a Canadian.
395 awards have been bestowed on laureates from 35 countries and of those awardees, 95 have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.
The Gairdner Foundation also engages in outreach programs across Canada and acts as a convener with the public, policymakers and other stakeholders on the impact of science on our everyday lives.