The Gairdner Science Week will feature Gairdner laureates and global health leaders for a week of symposia, mentoring sessions, panels and a Gala celebration to celebrate scientific research that impacts the health and wellbeing of people around the world.

Oct 24, 2023 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A NEW ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Envisioning the Future of Health and Science

Artificial intelligence has entered the scene. It has transformed how many things are done and is set to continue changing the status quo in many fields. Already, researchers, leveraging the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI), have changed the game in health and science, accelerating discovery and launching breakthroughs.

Oct 25, 2023 – 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: The Future of AI in Science and Medicine

MaRS Centre Auditorium, Lower Concourse, 101 College Street, Toronto
This symposium will bring together top authorities in Artificial Intelligence (AI), including 2023 Canada
Gairdner International Award laureates Drs. Demis Hassabis and John Jumper, to discuss the impact it
has had and will continue to have on science and health equity, and possible issues it poses

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES PANEL: Engaging Global Communities in Perinatal & Child Health Research

Gairdner will bring together emerging and established leaders in the perinatal and child health fields,
including 2023 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award laureate Dr. José Belizán, to discuss
how communities can be engaged and involved in the research process

Oct 26, 2023 – 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM


This highly anticipated event features lectures from the 2023 Canada Gairdner Award Laureates about
their prize-winning research. The lecture will also include Early Career Investigators from across Canada
who have won our contest and will present their related research alongside the laureates.