The Neuro's Big Birthday Bash!

This year marks the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital’s (The Neuro’s) 75th Anniversary. As we plan for the future, we also celebrate a history rich in innovation and discovery, uniting outstanding research and compassionate patient care. In 1934 Wilder Penfield charted a future where Montreal would give the world hope for conditions from migraines to stroke to Parkinson’s disease. As the first to map key functional regions of the living brain, Penfield created an institute that fostered creativity in all who came to The Neuro to study the brain and care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical conditions. Today, The Neuro’s clinicians and researchers and former fellows around the world, continue to break new ground everyday. This is why we are proud to celebrate The Neuro’s 75th Anniversary.

The Gairdner Foundation was created in 1957 by James Arthur Gairdner to recognize and reward the achievements of medical researchers whose work contributes significantly to improving the quality of human life. Since the first awards were made in 1959, the Gairdner Awards have become Canada's foremost international award. They hold up the pinnacle of achievement as a mirror to Canadians, and in so doing, play a role in helping Canada achieve its goals of excellence. The Gairdner Foundation is proud of its 50 year history of awarding the world's most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists.