The Gairdner Foundation exists to recognize excellence in fundamental research impacting human health. They aim to reward the most significant and ambitious biomedical scientists that are helping advance humanity as far as possible in this world. The Gairdner Foundation brings recognition to the individuals doing some of the most significant scientific work that have some of the most drastic impact on the life that we live every day.
In additional to the recognition through awards, The Gairdner Foundation works with outreach programs that bring them together with the public that will allow them to have a real impact.
1. Bring people together through events
The Gairdner Foundation wants to enhance the community as much as possible and will embrace leaders that will bring people together at events they will organizes. These events can even be international, which will give them as much reach as possible. They want to embrace all the minds that are helping make a difference with biomedical science, and The Gairdner Foundation reaches out to as many qualified options as possible. The Gairdner Foundation can use these events to discover people for themselves, as well as bring together different minds that would otherwise not have the opportunity to come together to try and offer improved solutions.
2. Inspire future generations
One of the most important parts of The Gairdner Foundation is inspiring future generations. They want to celebrate the people that are having an impact now but want to make sure the community is able to flourish trough as many generations as possible. By attempting to reach out and inspire as many people as possible, they will have the future interacting with the present, allowing everyone to come together in a way that will allow everyone to advance as much as possible. They recognize how important it is to preserve the work that is being done, by making sure it will not be lost with future generations that will eventually have to take over.
3. Help with major research contributions
The Gairdner Foundation will also find ways to help through research contributions. You want to make sure the leading minds have as many resources as possible when dealing with issues that can help address disease and human suffering and getting donations that can help with research contributions that help make sure these scientists are able to do the best kind of work that is available to them.
4. Hosting different events
The Gairdner Foundation will also host different kinds of events, to keep people stimulated with the issues that they are trying to address. An event can be something like the Canada Gairdner Global Health lecture, but it will not be limited to that. They will explore different areas with their events and makes sure they are engaging as many brilliant minds as possible and getting the kind of exposure that will allow them to have the best kind of impact in the world of biomedical science. Events are not just about bring people together, because they want to make sure the audience can be focused.
5. Different awards
The Gairdner Foundation will give out seen different awards annually, that recognize the individuals that are having the kind of impact they are searching for. There are five international awards for biomedical research, and there is the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global health award, and the Canada Gairdner Wightman award. They want to recognize the individuals that are having an impact on global health and those that show excellence in their leadership ability. They want to bring the community together with these awards, and make sure the people who are having the great impact are getting the exposure that they have earned.