Established paediatric pathology as a distinct subspecialty
Immunologist; international authority on mucosal immunity.
Pioneered the synthesis of organic molecules
One of Canada’s most distinguished neuroscientists, who studies mechanisms of synaptic transmission
Ecologist who changed scientific understanding of natural and man-made ecosystems and their interactions
Long term study over forty years of the Serenegeti, creating a detailed picture of one of the world's oldest relatively intact ecosystems.
Lipid-based drug delivery systems
Wildlife biology and environmental design
The dean of electrochemistry in Canada
Co-discoverer of insulin
Developed the first and still most widely used blood test for certain types of cancer
Pioneer and international leader researching acid rain, arctic air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change.
Pioneer in human genetics
Researcher into the genetic basis of muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis
Breakthroughs in fields of computer vision, artificial life and computer graphics
World leader in field of catalytic organic chemistry
Neurologist and leader in developing new tools for diagnosis and treatments for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Pioneered research into chemical reactions and helped found university research programs in Canada
Researching the theory of elementary particles, condensed matter and cosmology
Expert in congenital birth defects specializing in dwarfism and other genetic factors affecting children's growth.
Discovered the telomere clock
One of Canada's foremost soil scientists; made dryland farming more productive, profitable and sustainable
Invented the APL computer programming language
Pioneer of Arctic sea-ice research and the first woman to conduct scientific observations on Canadian icebreakers
Founded the first ultrafast laser laboratory at a Canadian university
Founding father of nuclear science in Saskatchewan
Studies in photochemistry and the photodegradation of pollutants
entomology, insects, forensics, crime
Inventor of the artificial cell
Pioneered surgical technique of cardiomyoplasty for failing hearts
World renowned photochemist who discovered the reaction causing paper to turn yellow over time and developed ways to make paper more stable
Led physics research at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories during its most constructive years.
Discovered that stem cells could be harvested from human adult skin and that they could be used to grow nerve cells that could potentially help people with spinal cord injuries or Parkinson's disease.
Developed methods of simulating atoms in molecular systems to help understand the structural and dynamic behavior of complex materials
A pioneer in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance who is now applying his expertise to the study of biological membranes.
Authority on plant hybridization, especially of lilies.
Contributed to mineral and petroleum geology, encouraged women to pursue career in science
Electrical Engineer: Pioneered work in optical fibre communications
Internationally recognized expert in computational fluid dynamics,
Canada's first female head of a university engineering department
Brought pharmacology and genetics together into a subspecialty called pharmacogenetics
Discovered genetic variants of plasma cholinesterase
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