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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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  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Introducing the Future of Research

by CIFAR
Sep 4 / 17
Three members of the inaugural group of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars spoke to an invited audience about their work and how their chosen fields are evolving at the 2017 CIFAR Fall Dinner.

They included Gabriella Schlau-Cohen on Uncovering Photosynthesis at the Nanoscale; Natalie Bau on The Economics of Culture; and Graham Taylor on Machines that Learn to Create Art and Text.

Introductory remarks were given by the Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, and the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science.