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Remembering Dr. Mark Wainberg

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and the entire CANFAR family, we were extremely saddened to learn that Dr. Mark Wainberg, OC, QC, FRSC died on Tuesday, April 11th.

Dr. Wainberg has been a long-standing volunteer and supporter of CANFAR. He was Co-Chair of the CANFAR Scientific Advisory Committee, Head of AIDS Research at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre and worked as a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal.



The international HIV and AIDS community has lost one of its great leaders, Canada has lost one of its most prominent researchers and we at CANFAR have lost a long-time supporter and friend.  We are forever grateful for Dr. Wainberg’s passion, insight, knowledge and humour which he shared so generously with CANFAR and the greater research community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Wainberg’s family and friends during this very difficult time.


Andrew Pringle, C.M.

Chair, CANFAR Board of Directors