Gairdner Lecture

You have been invited to attend the 2023 Gairdner Lecture at Carleton University, taking place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

The Gairdner Lecture is an annual event that invites past and current Gairdner award winners to universities to promote Science. Carleton is one of the partnering universities with the Gairdner Student Outreach Program. This year, Carleton University will host Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, the 2023 Canada Gairdner Momentum Award recipient and Dr. José Belizán, the 2023 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recipient.

Students will attend a lecture by Dr. Gelareh Zadeh and Dr. José Belizán, enter draws for the chance to win prizes, and have the option to attend a campus tour and enjoy a complimentary lunch.


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Time Activity Location
8:55 – 9:15 a.m. School arrivals Bus drop-off at Richcraft Hall
Carleton ambassadors will escort students upon arrival
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome 2200 Richcraft Hall
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Lecture by Dr. Gelareh Zadeh:

  • A glimpse into the life of a neurosurgeon

Lecture by Dr. José Belizán

  • Global Health Research: Listening to Population Needs, Seeking Solutions, and Fostering Equity


Question period to follow

2200 Richcraft Hall
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Faculty of Science Thank you, Wrap-up and prize draw 2200 Richcraft Hall
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Campus tour (optional) Various locations
Includes a visit to Carleton’s state-of-the-art Superlab
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with faculty (optional) Residence dining hall (the caf)
3rd floor Teraanga Commons (formally Residence Commons)
1:30 p.m. School departures Bus pick-up at Teraanga Commons (formally Residence Commons)

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