Brought pharmacology and genetics together into a subspecialty called pharmacogenetics
Discovered genetic variants of plasma cholinesterase
A pioneer in the field of chemical kinetics and activated-complex theory
Internationally recognized pioneer in integrated pest management and the application of biological techniques to pest control.
Researched and wrote the bird-watcher's bible "The Birds of Canada"
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.
Pioneered a key laboratory technique that led to the creation of the Salk polio vaccine.
Unlocked secrets of how the embryos of fish, frogs and chicks form from a simple egg, and how this process changes over evolution.
Climatologiste: The first Canadian scientist to successfully perform a simulation of the atmosphere’s general circulation using a computer model.
Among the first doctors to treat diabetic children with insulin
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.
Discovered and named the protein calcitonin, for use in the treatment of bone disease
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.
A world expert on nerve cells
Biochemist: Developed the Michaelis-Menten equation for enzyme kinetics
Molecular biologist; conducted pioneering research on the role genes play in the development of the mammalian embryo.
Research in condensed matter physics
Fisheries scientist; discovered the effect of acid rain on fish and demonstrated climate cycles in Canada’s lakes and oceans.
Applied microchip technology to chemical analysis
World expert in asbestos chemistry and methods to make asbestos safer
Soil scientist internationally recognized for his work on the effects of livestock grazing on rangeland soils, soil chemistry, and soil organic matter
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.
First to suggest that magnetic striping in the Earth's crust was produced by repeated reversals of the Earth's magnetic field
Expert in laser and plasma physics
Psychiatrist, leader in brain research and in the causes and treatments of clinical depression
Studies in atomic energy and nuclear physics
Studied Rh disease (erythroblastosis fetalis) and developed the serum which now prevents this illness worldwide
One of the finest metallurgical engineers of the twentieth century.
Developer of Mössbauer spectroscopy
Physician, geologist, chemist, inventor, professor, author: Invented kerosene oil and founded the modern petroleum industry
Created the Java programming language
One of Canada’s leading authorities in Quaternary and environmental earth sciences
Wrote classic text on meteorological instruments, optics, and other books on the history of meteorology instrumentation.
Pioneered the measurements of gas-phase ion-molecule equilibria using mass spectrometry
Author of Classical Electrodynamics
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...
Physicist: Contributed to the theory of high temperature superconductors
Expert in the field of polychaete taxonomy
Designed the supergun, the GC-45 howitzer; Aerophysicist, artillery designer and ballistics expert
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