2016 Canada Gairdner Awards

Find out about this year's seven awardees


Each year 7 Canada Gairdner Awards are presented; Learn more about them and our nomination process

Nominations come from around the world


Our 2016 laureates were announced on March 23 - Learn more about our adjudication committees

Learn more about the committees that choose our laureates

Shimon Sakaguchi

Shimon Sakaguchi

Canada Gairdner International Award,2015

for his discovery of regulatory T cells, characterization of their role in immunity and application to the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer.