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Big change means making big moves

But change doesn't happen overnight. Today’s complex challenges demand that we do more.

CIFAR convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

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"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, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar
Azrieli Program in 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

Impact Stories

Elizabeth Gerrits: Leaving a Legacy for future research

Elizabeth Gerrits: Leaving a legacy for future research leaders

Azrieli Foundation

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

Corinne Maurice Global Scholar

Following her gut instinct


Our Impact

We live in a remarkable time, one that has been transformed by science and research. CIFAR fellows are helping children overcome the effects of poverty and neglect, applying artificial intelligence to develop new forms of clean energy technology and helping vegetative patients communicate again.

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