The Gairdner Foundation would like to thank London Drugs for supporting the development of these materials.
In collaboration with CSMB and the Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, these materials were produced to provide a series of articles, comics, videos and accompanying lesson ideas to celebrate the science of a selection of the 2020 Canada Gairdner Awardees. This builds on the Gairdner Foundation’s partnership with CSMB and Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, which began last year.
We invite you to view and share these documents widely, as they highlight the impact science has in our lives and our understanding of the world.
Thank you to the students who contributed to this project: Daniela Salas Acosta, Shawn Shortill, Krysta Coyle, Heather Gerrie, Farah Qaiser and Alison McAfee.
Illustrations by Armin Mortazavi
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