First woman to earn Doctorate in Mathematics from Canadian university.
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)
Pathologist. Developed a classification system for congenital heart diseases
The father of canola: a plant breeder who transformed rapeseed into an edible oilseed crop success story
Internationally renowned mathematician who, with his brother Peter, calculated the value of pi to a new world record.
Won the Nobel prize in chemistry for studying electron transfer reactions
Geneticist and science communicator: famous as popularizer of science and ecological issues
Expert on rogue waves and ocean tides
Canada’s first female nuclear physicist
Invented mathematical bioeconomics
Famous for studying orca whales and proving the effects of sea lice from salmon farms on wild Pacific salmon numbers.
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.
Contributed major ideas about the philosophy of biology and Darwinism
First to synthesize sucrose and many blood chemistry compounds
Developed mathematical theories of group representations and number theory
Discoverer of Tutte’s Theorem
World authority on the genetics of Alzheimer disease
Applied the theory of Kolmogorov complexity
Studies regeneration of neurons in the brain and spinal chord
Designed Cobalt 60 units for treatment of cancer
First woman geologist in Canada, expert in paleozoic formations
Internationally famous environmentalist and meteorologist
Father of modern geochemistry and global change
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.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on bats
One of Canada's most prominent theoretical chemists, specializing in molecular structure and reactivity.
Medical physicist; Member of the team that developed the first Cobalt 60 units for cancer treatment
Discovered sex chromatin
Contributed to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems
A world leader in developmental biology
Developed the first and still most widely used blood test for certain types of cancer
Internationally recognized for her software for calculating atomic structure, and for research in atomic structure theory.
Acclaimed as the "Father of GIS," Tomlinson invented Geographic Information Systems as a way to analyze geographic data.
Wildlife biology and environmental design
Famous Doctor Obstetrician
Developed a simplified method for detecting cervix cancer
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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