2019 International Gairdner Symposium

The Gairdner International Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and researchers the opportunity to hear from Gairdner award-winning scientists and attend a luncheon with the award winners.

Watch the video of the 2019 Gairdner High School Symposium: HERE

Watch the video of the 2019 Gairdner National Symposium: HERE

Time: 3:30- 6:00 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019

Venue: LSC 1002 LT2, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia


Our 2019 Vancouver Gairdner presenters will be:

1. Dr. Ronald Vale

Recipient of the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award

“For the landmark discovery of the motor protein kinesin and pioneering the understanding of its mechanism of action in driving cellular movement processes including cell division and intracellular transport”

Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology University of California, San Francisco; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize – Dr. Ronald D. Vale

2. Dr. Bruce Stillman

Recipient of the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award

“For their pioneering research on the eukaryotic DNA replication cycles including initiation, regulation and responses to DNA damage”

President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York


Free general admission, no reserved seating.


Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.
Please see Gairdner Symposium at UBC for more information about the Vancouver symposium.
For inquiries – (604) 875-3823, jshum@cmmt.ubc.ca
BCCHR Gairdner page

We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support in bringing some of the world’s top researchers to Vancouver to share their expertise and inspire students of all ages to pursue their scientific passions.

This event is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and the Canada Gairdner Foundation, recognizing the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.

Upcoming Schedule

The Gairdner High School Symposium is scheduled for October 21, 2019 at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Student Registration

Grade 10-12 students from across the Lower Mainland are eligible to participate in the Gairdner High School Symposium but must be selected by a teacher to attend this event.



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