The CIFAR Knowledge Circle

Join a community that is advancing research on the frontiers of questions that matter. As a member of CIFAR’s Knowledge Circle – our community of donors at the $2,000 level and above – you’ll meet and exchange ideas with global research leaders who are asking these game-changing questions and you’ll discover the astonishing answers they are uncovering with your support.

Knowledge Circle members enjoy unique access to some of the leading minds of our time through exclusive events and publications, shared around dining tables and in other intimate settings, and through stimulating one-on-one conversations. As a member of the Knowledge Circle you will have the opportunity to join important global conversations and gain insights from across CIFAR’s transformative research portfolio.

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As a member of the Knowledge Circle, you’ll gain insights from across the spectrum of global challenges through personalized experiences and resources.

You’ll connect with trailblazing researchers exploring the innermost workings of our brains and building smart machines, examining nations that fail and humans that thrive, and illuminating the forces that shape the universe and our life within it. At the same time, the Knowledge Circle provides a forum for these gifted investigators to gain insights from you and other visionary supporters.

In addition to gaining direct access to global research pioneers and their remarkable discoveries and insights, you’ll enjoy many other benefits as a member of the CIFAR Knowledge Circle.

Knowledge Circle

Take your place in this community of visionaries who thrive on the exchange of innovative ideas, the pleasure of discovering common ground, and the gains drawn from an infinitely renewable resource: human knowledge.


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Stories from the Knowledge Circle Community

CIFAR program director Louis Taillefer gives back to support the collaboration that was so integral to his career

Louis Taillefer (Université de Sherbrooke) was just a young assistant professor at McGill University when CIFAR came calling 25 years…

CIFAR receives $4M to strengthen health research in B.C.

CIFAR (The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) welcomes the announcement by British Columbia’s Ministry of Health that it has made…

CIFAR Donor Gerald R. Heffernan continues his pursuit of innovation

It was the 1930s, and Jerry Heffernan’s father had a problem. The family farm in British Columbia grew apples, but…

Elizabeth Gerrits: Leaving a legacy for future research leaders

Elizabeth Gerrits is a strong believer in supporting future leaders. As a former social worker with experience in youth employment,…

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

CIFAR announced a historic $10 million gift from The Azrieli Foundation at a special event Thursday night, June 9, 2016,…

Thank You to Our Partners & Supporters

Through your support of CIFAR, the world’s greatest minds converge with the world’s greatest questions. This would not be possible without your generous support.

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