Gairdner week: A Canadian celebration of science

In celebration of Gairdner week, CSMB, the Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, and the Gairdner Foundation have collaborated to produce a series of documents celebrating the science of this year’s Gairdner Award winners.  These resources, aimed at middle/high school students and the general public, are designed to explain the breakthrough research behind each Gairdner Award and to emphasize the value of fundamental discovery-based research to society.

We invite you to view and share these resources widely, as they highlight the impact science has in our lives and our understanding of the world.

For more information about the Gairdner Foundation, please visit

For more information about the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, please visit

For more information about the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories and its outreach programs, please visit and

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