Celebrating the 2020 Canada Gairdner Awards Reception
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Wellington Building, 180 Wellington Street
(Across from Parliament Hill)
This event is by invitation only.
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-seven awards have been bestowed on laureates from over 35 countries and of those awardees, 92 have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.
Research Canada is proud to host with The Gairdner Foundation and the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus a reception to celebrate the annoucement of the 2020 Canada Gairdner Award Winners.