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Impact Stories

Elizabeth Gerrits: Leaving a Legacy for future research

Elizabeth Gerrits: Leaving a legacy for future research leaders


Azrieli Foundation makes a visionary gift of $10 million to CIFAR

Corinne Maurice Global Scholar

Following her gut instinct


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How your donations create transformative knowledge for a better world 

Hear what our fellows have to say

CIFAR meetings have been some of the most thought provoking that I have attended. To be surrounded by some of the movers and shakers in my field is an amazing experience and opportunity.

Alona Fyshe, Global Scholar, Brain, Mind & Consciousness, University of Victoria


CIFAR program meetings are some of the most invigorating and productive scientific meetings that I have ever attended. The levels of talent, experience, and new ideas that I’ve seen at every meeting are truly world class. I’m humbled everytime I walk into the room.

Scott Ransom, Associate Fellow, Gravity & the Extreme Universe, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

During my sabbatical, I declined nearly every meeting invitation, except for CIFAR’s. Being part of CIFAR has encouraged me to think bigger about the science I’m doing: to take more risks, to start new projects, and to take advantage of the unique expertise available in the research program. 

Maitreya Dunham, Senior Fellow, Genetic Networks, University of Washington

Maitreya Dunham