Contributed to mineral and petroleum geology, encouraged women to pursue career in science
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.
One of the world's leading food scientists studying the structure of fats and oils
Among the first doctors to treat diabetic children with insulin
Soil scientist internationally recognized for his work on the effects of livestock grazing on rangeland soils, soil chemistry, and soil organic matter
Research in condensed matter physics
Researched and wrote the bird-watcher's bible "The Birds of Canada"
Developed method to reclaim chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFC), which had been commonly used as refrigerants.
Pioneered work in heredity
Fisheries scientist; discovered the effect of acid rain on fish and demonstrated climate cycles in Canada’s lakes and oceans.
Discovered and named the protein calcitonin, for use in the treatment of bone disease
Biochemist: Developed the Michaelis-Menten equation for enzyme kinetics
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.
Brought pharmacology and genetics together into a subspecialty called pharmacogenetics
Discovered genetic variants of plasma cholinesterase
Molecular biologist; conducted pioneering research on the role genes play in the development of the mammalian embryo.
Applied microchip technology to chemical analysis
Expert in laser and plasma physics
A pioneer in the field of chemical kinetics and activated-complex theory
Internationally recognized expert in computational fluid dynamics,
Canada's first female head of a university engineering department
Studies in atomic energy and nuclear physics
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.
Psychiatrist, leader in brain research and in the causes and treatments of clinical depression
World expert in asbestos chemistry and methods to make asbestos safer
Created the Java programming language
One of the finest metallurgical engineers of the twentieth century.
Developer of Mössbauer spectroscopy
Founding father of nuclear science in Saskatchewan
Studied Rh disease (erythroblastosis fetalis) and developed the serum which now prevents this illness worldwide
One of Canada’s leading authorities in Quaternary and environmental earth sciences
Developed Hebb synapse and cell assembly theory
Physicist: Contributed to the theory of high temperature superconductors
Expert in the field of polychaete taxonomy
Physician, geologist, chemist, inventor, professor, author: Invented kerosene oil and founded the modern petroleum industry
Author of Classical Electrodynamics
Pioneered the measurements of gas-phase ion-molecule equilibria using mass spectrometry
One of the first researchers to isolate the organism which causes Kala-azar disease
Climatologiste: The first Canadian scientist to successfully perform a simulation of the atmosphere’s general circulation using a computer model.
Endocrinologist who opened up a whole new branch of biology by discovering convertases, enzymes that cleave proteins to create biologically active chemicals such as hormones
Wrote classic text on meteorological instruments, optics, and other books on the history of meteorology instrumentation.
Father of Canadian parasitology
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