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Federal Government invests $1m in Gairdner Foundation

February 27, 2018 [OTTAWA] The Gairdner Foundation is pleased with the Government of Canada’s historic investment of nearly $4 billion over five years in Budget 2018 to support the next generation of researchers through investments in Canada’s granting councils, the Canada Research Chairs and in essential equipment and infrastructure to support innovative research discoveries. We commend the Government’s recognition of the importance of fundamental research in driving innovation and improved health outcomes for Canadians.

Gairdner is also thrilled that the government will continue to support our activities both within Canada and internationally, with a focus on expanding the diversity of our laureates, through an investment of $1 million over the next five years. Our outreach programs celebrate biomedical and global health research and also play a key role in inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in STEM.

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Montreal, Québec – May 9, 2017 – Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec, announced today that the Government of Québec through Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQS) has signed a three year deal with the Gairdner Foundation to enhance scientific programming in the province. The announcement, which was made in partnership with Dr. Janet Rossant, Gairdner’s President & Scientific Director, demonstrates the government’s focus on providing access to ground breaking research and signals its intent to cultivate and inspire future generations of scientists.

The partnership, a $300,000 agreement spanning the next three years will support student, faculty and public lectures as well as academic symposia throughout Québec. The Foundation, which currently provides student outreach and faculty lectures at more than 15 universities across Canada each year, will use the funding to bolster its current programming in Québec. It will also initiate a new public lecture series that will discuss scientific research at issue for today’s citizens.

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Chaque année, sept prix sont décernés : cinq Prix internationaux Canada Gairdner pour la recherche biomédicale, le Prix Canada Gairdner en santé mondiale John Dirks, attribué pour l’impact sur les questions de santé mondiale, et le Prix Canada Gairdner Wightman, réservé à un scientifique canadien témoignant de l’excellence et du leadership scientifique.

TORONTO, ON (March 28, 2017) – The Gairdner Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Canada Gairdner Award laureates, recognizing some of the most significant medical discoveries from around the world. The Awards carry an honorarium of $100,000 for each of the seven awards and will be presented at a Gala in Toronto on October 26, 2017.

TORONTO, ON (28 mars 2017) – la Fondation Gairdner a le plaisir d’annoncer les lauréats des Prix Canada Gairdner 2017, reconnaissant ainsi certaines des plus importantes découvertes médicales dans le monde. Les Prix s’accompagnent d’une somme de 100 000 $ pour chacun des sept prix, qui seront remis lors d’un gala, à Toronto, le 26 octobre 2017.

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