The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities.
Time: 2:00- 4:30 pm, Monday, October 26, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia
Our 2020 Vancouver Gairdner presenters will be:
Recipient of the 2020 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
“For identifying and elucidating the genetic architecture of neurological and psychiatric diseases, including ALS, autism and schizophrenia, and his leadership in the field of Open Science”
Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro); Professor & Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University; Director of the Department of Neuroscience, McGill University Health Center
Recipient of the 2020 Canada Gairdner International Award
“For pioneering work on the Wnt signaling pathway and its importance in development, cancer and stem cells”
Professor & Chair, Department of Developmental Biology; Member, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine. Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research. Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Free general admission.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
BCCHR Gairdner page
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.
All Grade 10-12 students are eligible to participate in the Gairdner High School event. Please complete registration form below and Zoom details will be shared upon registration.
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