Developed theory for the 3-quark model
Endocrinologist; developed a method for testing infants for hypothyroidism
Invented electronic musical instruments
Developed new classes of heat absorbing chemicals
Best-known physician in the English-speaking world around 1900
Developed early theories of computer vision and artificial intelligence
Discovered the cell growth switch
Internationally recognized for his work on cellular organization: how cells respond to growth signals, and how they communicate with each other
Authority on the flow properties of molten polymers; their measurement and use in polymer science and plastics engineering
Cancer researcher, whose work is leading to the creation of new anti-cancer treatments
Internationally recognized authority in the field of Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
Pioneer in nuclear science; designed and built Canada's first mass spectrometer, built McMaster University to a respected research facility.
Pioneered the application of wind tunnels to the design of wind sensitive structures and worked to create international design standards for wind engineering.
Chemist; Cereals Experimentalist: Developed Marquis wheat for the Canadian West
Pioneer in the field of thermal plasma systems.
Inventor: First person to make newsprint from wood pulp
Discovered importance of vitamin D in children’s skeletal disease of rickets
Greatest Canadian natural products chemist
Pioneering research in phytochemistry, world expert on herbal and medicinal plants.
Geneticist: International authority on genetics of host-parasite relations
Invented and developed the Prism Light Guide System
World’s authority on contaminated soils and their mitigation
Pioneer radiochemist: world authority on counting beta-radiation; mastermind behind Canada's foremost research lab for nuclear chemistry at McGill.
Developed steel alloys that don’t crack in the cold of Canada’s far north
Invented the alkaline battery
Global authority on pulp and paper chemistry
Conducted a series of experiments that would eventually result in the first proof of the existence of stem cells, a discovery that would revolutionize our understanding of human biology and disease.
Shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of telomeres.
Pioneer in the use of micropaleontology to map Canada's terrestrial and marine geology. The third woman to work as a scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada and one of the first two to be...
First purified insulin.
Contributed to our understanding of where mitochondria and chloroplasts came from by conducting experiments supporting the endosymbiont hypothesis. He has also demonstrated the importance of...
Major contributions to our understanding of genome size.
World leader in the chemistry of organic free radicals and first to recognize Vitamin E as a powerful agent that targets free radicals and neutralizes their harmful effects.
Wrote "The C Programming Language" with Dennis Ritchie.
Created by the science.ca team, Copyright © 2001, 2015 GCS Research Society. Visitor agreement.