Virtual: 2020 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

Watch the video of the 2020 Gairdner National Symposium: HERE

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

Venue: Zoom

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


Our 2020 Vancouver Gairdner presenters will be:

1. Dr. Guy Rouleau

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

2. Dr. Roel Nusse

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,
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.

Upcoming Schedule

Student Registration

All Grade 10-12 students are eligible to participate in the Gairdner High School event.

National SponsorsB.C. Sponsors

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