About the Tanz Campaign

The Tanz Centre has launched an ambitious $31 million campaign to support its continuing international effort to understand the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Today, the Tanz Centre scientists are preparing to add a new generation of investigators and move to a new state-of-the-art facility at the Krembil Discovery Centre at University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital that will help drive their next discoveries.

We need your help.  

With the help of our visionary benefactors, the researchers at the Tanz Centre will answer the questions that will prevent, control and heal Alzheimer’s and other dementias and diseases of the brain. The stakes are high, the need for support is urgent.

Here’s how you can help support the Tanz Centre:

New Skills, New Ideas - Retaining and Recruiting the Best People
$16.5 million
Professor St George-Hyslop’s team is already at the global forefront of research with outstanding leadership and an internationally recognized track record of discovery. Promising new researchers will add to the combined strength of this extraordinary team.

To ensure that we retain and recruit the best, we will:

  • Create new knowledge for the world with the establishment of endowed chairs and secured funding for the recruitment and retention of principal investigators.
  • Develop top quality researchers for Alzheimer’s disease by supporting the most promising and committed graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Stimulate and support new, exploratory areas of research by establishing the Director’s Excellence Fund.

New Tools - Research Infrastructure and Equipment
$6.6 million
More powerful investigative technologies are now available. Innovative new tools from the fields of physics, chemistry, computer science, genomics, systems biology, and model organisms have brought about a better understanding of genetic and environmental causes and their associated molecular mechanisms.  Your contribution will give our scientists access to the cutting-edge equipment essential for their research.

Cutting Edge New Facilities
$8 million
In 2013, the Tanz Centre will move to state-of-the-art premises at the Krembil Discovery Tower at University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital. These facilities will allow the Tanz Centre to support our existing scientists and recruit new researchers.

The Tanz Centre will have access to specialized microscopy, advanced imaging technology, and a major biobank with 80 freezers for storing tissue cultures. With 12 laboratories, a lecture theatre, and the use of centralized seminar rooms, the Tanz Centre will expand the range of its investigations, and reduce the time required to turn fundamental science into effective clinical applications for patients.