Celebrating the 2019 Gairdner Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
This event is by invitation only.
This Special Luncheon will be hosted by The Honourable Judith Seidman, Senate Representative of the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus, Research Canada, and the Gairdner Foundation.
The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers. 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, seven awards are given; five Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research; one John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, specifically for impact on global health issues; and one Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, reserved for a Canadian. Three-hundred and eighty-eight awards have been bestowed on laureates from 35 countries and of those awardees, 89 have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.
Winners of the 2019 Gairdner Awards will be announced in Toronto on April 2, 2019. We are proud to host two of these winners (to be announced) the next day for a celebratory luncheon with Parliamentarians.