First Canadian woman astrophysicist
Expert on rogue waves and ocean tides
Co-discovered a new class of infinite dimensional Lie Algebras, which are now called Kac-Moody algebras
First woman geologist in Canada, expert in paleozoic formations
Co-designed the first commercially available electron microscope in North America
Expert on superconductivity
First woman to earn Doctorate in Mathematics from Canadian university.
One of the first animal ecologists in the world and a world expert on lemmings
Researched BCG vaccine for tuberculosis, and infant leukemia
Mathematician; internationally recognized for his outstanding advances in unifying the mathematical fields of algebra and analysis
Quantum physics mathematician: constructed a number of quantum field theories
World authority on the genetics of Alzheimer disease
Biochemist; Discovered that the heart produces a hormone, the Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF)
Internationally renowned mathematician who, with his brother Peter, calculated the value of pi to a new world record.
Famous for studying orca whales and proving the effects of sea lice from salmon farms on wild Pacific salmon numbers.
Pioneered the idea of using fish eggs to study the effects of cancer causing substances on cell growth.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on bats
Internationally famous environmentalist and meteorologist
Invented mathematical bioeconomics
Studies regeneration of neurons in the brain and spinal chord
Internationally recognized for her software for calculating atomic structure, and for research in atomic structure theory.
Famous Doctor Obstetrician
Developed a simplified method for detecting cervix cancer
Elucidation of the physics of spin ices; theory of geometrically-frustrated magnetic materials and the spin ice ground state in pyrochlore magnets.
Mapped out the functional areas of the cerebral cortex
Designed Cobalt 60 units for treatment of cancer
Acclaimed as the "Father of GIS," Tomlinson invented Geographic Information Systems as a way to analyze geographic data.
Developed mathematical theories of group representations and number theory
A world leader in developmental biology
Contributed major ideas about the philosophy of biology and Darwinism
One of Canada's most prominent theoretical chemists, specializing in molecular structure and reactivity.
Discoverer of Tutte’s Theorem
Applied the theory of Kolmogorov complexity
Medical physicist; Member of the team that developed the first Cobalt 60 units for cancer treatment
Contributed to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems
Discovered sex chromatin
Father of modern geochemistry and global change
World's premier HIV/AIDS researcher
First President of the Canadian Space Agency
Contributed to the advancement of science in Canada
Developed the gate-control theory of pain
Pioneer in Psychosocial Oncology
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