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Order of Canada
Max Cynader, C.M., O.B.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Vancouver, British Columbia [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on October 23, 2008; Invested on September 3, 2010
Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Brain Development at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Max Cynader is a leader in the field of biomedical research. He has headed research teams whose work has contributed significantly to the understanding of the neurological function of visual systems and of brain disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease. A gifted administrator, renowned educator and respected mentor, he was a Killam research professor at Dalhousie University and helped establish the Brain Research Centre at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health. He has also made this important research more accessible to the general public by explaining its intricacies to lay audiences and by co-founding companies that make leading-edge treatments available to a wider market.