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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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New Frontiers in Global Science

by CIFAR
Apr 12 / 16
Three exceptional research leaders, Victoria Kaspi, Louis Taillefer and Yoshua Bengio, shared their quest for new paradigms of understanding.

From black holes to superconductivity to artificial intelligence, Quebec researchers are at the centre of rapid scientific advances through their participation in CIFAR’s global research networks. New Frontiers in Global Science took place on April 12, 2016 in Montreal.