Canada’s scientific gold medalist

August 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

The Olympics brings out nationalistic pride in all of us. Canadians everywhere are cheering on their heroes with the hopes that one of them will bring home a prestigious gold medal. In the spirit of the Olympics, we’ve chosen to dedicate a post in honour of John Dirks, a pioneer in the field of nephrology and a key figure in developing one of sciences most prestigious prizes, the Gairdner Award. A large majority of Gairdner recipients have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, earning Canadian scientists a well deserved spot on top of science’s Olympic podium.

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