Internationally recognized pioneer in integrated pest management and the application of biological techniques to pest control.
Brought pharmacology and genetics together into a subspecialty called pharmacogenetics
Discovered genetic variants of plasma cholinesterase
Internationally recognized expert in computational fluid dynamics,
Canada's first female head of a university engineering department
Leading researcher in the application of Density Functional Theory to molecules, changing a fundamental way in which molecules are described.
Developed method to reclaim chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFC), which had been commonly used as refrigerants.
A world expert on nerve cells
Unlocked secrets of how the embryos of fish, frogs and chicks form from a simple egg, and how this process changes over evolution.
Discovered and named the protein calcitonin, for use in the treatment of bone disease
Among the first doctors to treat diabetic children with insulin
Researched and wrote the bird-watcher's bible "The Birds of Canada"
A pioneer in the field of chemical kinetics and activated-complex theory
Biochemist: Developed the Michaelis-Menten equation for enzyme kinetics
Pioneered work in heredity
One of the first female geologists allowed to work in the field by the Geological Survey of Canada and only the second woman to work as a geologist. The first was Alice Wilson.
Fisheries scientist; discovered the effect of acid rain on fish and demonstrated climate cycles in Canada’s lakes and oceans.
Research in condensed matter physics
Applied microchip technology to chemical analysis
Molecular biologist; conducted pioneering research on the role genes play in the development of the mammalian embryo.
Soil scientist internationally recognized for his work on the effects of livestock grazing on rangeland soils, soil chemistry, and soil organic matter
Climatologiste: The first Canadian scientist to successfully perform a simulation of the atmosphere’s general circulation using a computer model.
Neurobiologist who has used the common fruit fly as a model to study aging and human neurodegenerative diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease and Alzheimer's.
Expert in laser and plasma physics
World expert in asbestos chemistry and methods to make asbestos safer
Psychiatrist, leader in brain research and in the causes and treatments of clinical depression
One of the finest metallurgical engineers of the twentieth century.
Created the Java programming language
Studied Rh disease (erythroblastosis fetalis) and developed the serum which now prevents this illness worldwide
Physician, geologist, chemist, inventor, professor, author: Invented kerosene oil and founded the modern petroleum industry
One of Canada’s leading authorities in Quaternary and environmental earth sciences
Pioneered a key laboratory technique that led to the creation of the Salk polio vaccine.
Studies in atomic energy and nuclear physics
Developer of Mössbauer spectroscopy
First to suggest that magnetic striping in the Earth's crust was produced by repeated reversals of the Earth's magnetic field
Discovered quantum computing techniques that employ quantum entanglement to advance communications and cryptography into the Age of Entanglement. The invention of quantum cryptography and quantum...
Endocrinologist who opened up a whole new branch of biology by discovering convertases, enzymes that cleave proteins to create biologically active chemicals such as hormones
Author of Classical Electrodynamics
Pioneered the measurements of gas-phase ion-molecule equilibria using mass spectrometry
Wrote classic text on meteorological instruments, optics, and other books on the history of meteorology instrumentation.
Physicist: Contributed to the theory of high temperature superconductors
Expert in the field of polychaete taxonomy
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