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The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award - 2019

The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is given annually to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science in Canada. It is awarded for (1) leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences in Canada (basic, clinical, population health) and/or original, sustained contributions to that field internationally; and (2) for institutional, academic, and scientific leadership leading to biomedical research establishment/development in Canada and internationally. The award is worth $100,000.


Recipients are often in the middle of productive careers, highly published, and:

Nomination Process

Nomination can be made by anyone who knows the nominee and his/her work well enough to write a competitive nomination letter.

A complete nomination package will consist of:

Please submit nominations through the Gairdner Nominations Portal at 


The final nomination deadline is October 1, 2018


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.