2021’s Award-Winning Research in the Classroom

Organic chemistry

Dive into the world of science behind our 2021 Canada Gairdner Awards laureates.

Partnering with the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB), we have created a series of animated videos and illustrated materials that help explain the work and research that some of our 2021 Canada Gairdner award winners have accomplished.

We are so proud to celebrate the innovative work of our 2021 laureates and we want to share their brilliant research in a fun and easy to understand way. That’s why we have partnered with UBC, CSMB, and the talented illustrator Armin Mortazavi to create a selection of entertaining educational materials for the  third year in a row.

Science is so important, now more than ever. We encourage you to engage with these materials and share them online to help spread the joy of understanding that science can bring to our lives. 

Visit the links below to download the materials.


Register for Gairdner Science Week to hear from these incredible scientists, and much more, in our week full of LIVE events! And tune in on October 28th to watch as our 2021 laureates receive their Canada Gairdner Awards!

Many thanks to all the students who contributed to this amazing project: Brenna Hay, Sarah Laframboise, David Ng, Farah Qaiser, Zahra Sepehri, Rhonda Thygesen, and Nicole Wang.

Illustrations by  Armin Mortazavi

For more information about the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, please visit https://csmb-scbm.ca

For more information about the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories, please visit https://www.msl.ubc.ca 

If you have any questions, please contact Jocelyn Togeretzjocelyn@gairdner.org