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Virtual: 2020 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

October 26, 2020, 2020

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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.

Date: Monday, October 26, 2:00– 4:30pm

Location: Zoom

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


This free inspiring public live lecture will feature:

  1. Dr. Guy Rouleau

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award 2020

“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

  1. Dr. Roel Nusse

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2020

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

Please see Vancouver Gairdner symposium  for more information.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.

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October 26, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics