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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 https://gairdner.org/

For more information about the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, please visit https://csmb-scbm.ca/

For more information about the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories and its outreach programs, please visit https://www.msl.ubc.ca/ and https://www.bioteach.ubc.ca/

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Imogen Coe, Farah Qaiser and more on rawtalk podcast #66: Investing in Tomorrow: Why Are You Voting Science?

Why are we voting science? Listen to Imogen Coe (CSMB VP), Farah Qaiser (at-large member of the CSMB trainee committee), Molly Shoichet, David Naylor & Amanda Veri give advice on how we can speak up for science in the upcoming federal election, on the rawtalk podcast.

Click here to listen:

https://www.rawtalkpodcast.com/episode/66

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Science should be an election issue

Read an Op-Ed published this morning in LeDevoir newspaper, signed by CSMB President Tarik Moroy and the President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, Katalin Toth, explaining why science should be an election issue. Scientific research is important for all Canadians – it is how Canada can face the issues and challenges we face today. Political leaders should commit to supporting science today.
Read our op-ed here:
https://www.ledevoir.com/opinion/idees/564375/la-science-n-est-pas-un-enjeu-electoral-mais-elle-devrait-l-etre

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