Researched BCG vaccine for tuberculosis, and infant leukemia
Canada’s first female nuclear physicist
Expert on superconductivity
First woman to earn Doctorate in Mathematics from Canadian university.
Quantum physics mathematician: constructed a number of quantum field theories
Geneticist and science communicator: famous as popularizer of science and ecological issues
Mathematician; internationally recognized for his outstanding advances in unifying the mathematical fields of algebra and analysis
Biochemist; Discovered that the heart produces a hormone, the Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF)
Expert on rogue waves and ocean tides
First to synthesize sucrose and many blood chemistry compounds
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.
Invented mathematical bioeconomics
Mapped out the functional areas of the cerebral cortex
Elucidation of the physics of spin ices; theory of geometrically-frustrated magnetic materials and the spin ice ground state in pyrochlore magnets.
World authority on the genetics of Alzheimer disease
Contributed major ideas about the philosophy of biology and Darwinism
Developed mathematical theories of group representations and number theory
First woman geologist in Canada, expert in paleozoic formations
Discoverer of Tutte’s Theorem
Studies regeneration of neurons in the brain and spinal chord
Applied the theory of Kolmogorov complexity
Designed Cobalt 60 units for treatment of cancer
Co-designed the first commercially available electron microscope in North America
Pioneered the idea of using fish eggs to study the effects of cancer causing substances on cell growth.
Internationally famous environmentalist and meteorologist
Medical physicist; Member of the team that developed the first Cobalt 60 units for cancer treatment
One of the world’s foremost authorities on bats
Father of modern geochemistry and global change
One of Canada's most prominent theoretical chemists, specializing in molecular structure and reactivity.
Famous Doctor Obstetrician
Developed a simplified method for detecting cervix cancer
A world leader in developmental biology
Discovered sex chromatin
Contributed to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems
Acclaimed as the "Father of GIS," Tomlinson invented Geographic Information Systems as a way to analyze geographic data.
Internationally recognized for her software for calculating atomic structure, and for research in atomic structure theory.
Developed the first and still most widely used blood test for certain types of cancer
First President of the Canadian Space Agency
Contributed to the advancement of science in Canada
Long term study over forty years of the Serenegeti, creating a detailed picture of one of the world's oldest relatively intact ecosystems.
Ecologist who changed scientific understanding of natural and man-made ecosystems and their interactions
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