Ecologist who changed scientific understanding of natural and man-made ecosystems and their interactions
World leader in field of catalytic organic chemistry
Pioneered the synthesis of organic molecules
Neurologist and leader in developing new tools for diagnosis and treatments for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Co-discoverer of insulin
Developed the gate-control theory of pain
One of Canada’s most distinguished neuroscientists, who studies mechanisms of synaptic transmission
One of Canada's foremost soil scientists; made dryland farming more productive, profitable and sustainable
Expert in congenital birth defects specializing in dwarfism and other genetic factors affecting children's growth.
World's premier HIV/AIDS researcher
Lipid-based drug delivery systems
Pioneered research into chemical reactions and helped found university research programs in Canada
Established paediatric pathology as a distinct subspecialty
Pioneer in human genetics
Researcher into the genetic basis of muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis
The dean of electrochemistry in Canada
entomology, insects, forensics, crime
Immunologist; international authority on mucosal immunity.
Researching the theory of elementary particles, condensed matter and cosmology
Pioneer and international leader researching acid rain, arctic air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change.
Discovered the telomere clock
Pioneer in Psychosocial Oncology
Invented the APL computer programming language
Studies in photochemistry and the photodegradation of pollutants
Breakthroughs in fields of computer vision, artificial life and computer graphics
Founded the first ultrafast laser laboratory at a Canadian university
Inventor of the artificial cell
Internationally recognized pioneer in integrated pest management and the application of biological techniques to pest control.
Electrical Engineer: Pioneered work in optical fibre communications
Pioneer of Arctic sea-ice research and the first woman to conduct scientific observations on Canadian icebreakers
A pioneer in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance who is now applying his expertise to the study of biological membranes.
World renowned photochemist who discovered the reaction causing paper to turn yellow over time and developed ways to make paper more stable
Leading researcher in the application of Density Functional Theory to molecules, changing a fundamental way in which molecules are described.
Unlocked secrets of how the embryos of fish, frogs and chicks form from a simple egg, and how this process changes over evolution.
A world expert on nerve cells
Led physics research at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories during its most constructive years.
Pioneered surgical technique of cardiomyoplasty for failing hearts
Developed methods of simulating atoms in molecular systems to help understand the structural and dynamic behavior of complex materials
Authority on plant hybridization, especially of lilies.
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.
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