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.
Immunologist; international authority on mucosal immunity.
Developed the first and still most widely used blood test for certain types of cancer
Wildlife biology and environmental design
Established paediatric pathology as a distinct subspecialty
Co-discoverer of insulin
Lipid-based drug delivery systems
The dean of electrochemistry in Canada
Pioneer and international leader researching acid rain, arctic air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change.
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.
Pioneer in human genetics
Researcher into the genetic basis of muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis
Pioneered research into chemical reactions and helped found university research programs in Canada
Breakthroughs in fields of computer vision, artificial life and computer graphics
Expert in congenital birth defects specializing in dwarfism and other genetic factors affecting children's growth.
Researching the theory of elementary particles, condensed matter and cosmology
One of Canada's foremost soil scientists; made dryland farming more productive, profitable and sustainable
Discovered the telomere clock
Invented the APL computer programming language
Pioneer of Arctic sea-ice research and the first woman to conduct scientific observations on Canadian icebreakers
Studies in photochemistry and the photodegradation of pollutants
Founded the first ultrafast laser laboratory at a Canadian university
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.
Contributed to mineral and petroleum geology, encouraged women to pursue career in science
Electrical Engineer: Pioneered work in optical fibre communications
A pioneer in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance who is now applying his expertise to the study of biological membranes.
Developed methods of simulating atoms in molecular systems to help understand the structural and dynamic behavior of complex materials
Founding father of nuclear science in Saskatchewan
Authority on plant hybridization, especially of lilies.
Past Chair, Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies and key scientist in the current discussion on the ethical and social policy implications of genetic knowledge.
Internationally recognized pioneer in integrated pest management and the application of biological techniques to pest control.
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