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The Canadian
Gairdner Awards

wightman-award

Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award recognizes exceptional leadership in Canadian medical science. It is awarded for:

  • Leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences (basic, clinical, population health) in Canada and/or original and sustained contributions to that field at an internationally recognized level.
  • Institutional academic and scientific leadership in Canada leading to the establishment and development of biomedical research in Canada and internationally

Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee’s accomplishments.

KEY DATES

The recipients will be announced in March 2018, and presented at the awards dinner in Toronto in October 2018. Nominations for the 2018 awards are due by October 1, 2017. 

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