Richard Losick, the Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology, was recently named one of seven Canada Gairdner International Award winners by the Gairdner Foundation, and will receive a CA$100,000 as one of the world’s leading medical research scientists. The Gairdner award is among the most prestigious awards in biomedical science.Losick shares his award with Lucy Shapiro, director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine at Stanford University, “for their discovery of mechanisms that define cell polarity and asymmetric cell division, processes key in cell differentiation and in the generation of cell diversity.” Their work has major implications for understanding how bacteria grow and divide.Losick will receive his award at the Gairdners’ 50th anniversary banquet in Toronto on Oct. 29. He will also take part in the Gairdner National Program in October, lecturing at universities across Canada as well as at the Gairdner Minds That Matter conference at the University of Toronto on Oct. 29.
Mean Girls The Mean Girls cast and creative team celebrate the unveiling of West Fetch Street. Related Shows View Comments Gretchen Wieners must be happy because fetch has officially happened. On October 3rd, the cast and creative team of Broadway’s new hit Mean Girls celebrated Mean Girls Day in the groolest way possible, by getting on the street outside the August Wilson Theatre. The cast was joined by Jonathan Bennett, who played Aaron Samuels in the 2004 movie Mean Girls, and scribe Tina Fey, who helped unveil West Fetch Street to the world. Check out the photos to see all the fun for yourself and remember, on Wednesdays we wear pink. Jonathan Bennett, Erika Henningsen, Tina Fey, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell & Taylor Louderman (Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020