Pathologist. Developed a classification system for congenital heart diseases
entomology, insects, forensics, crime
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.
Pioneered the idea of using fish eggs to study the effects of cancer causing substances on cell growth.
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.
Expert in the field of polychaete taxonomy
First Canadian woman astronaut in space
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.
Among the first doctors to treat diabetic children with insulin
Canada’s first female nuclear physicist
Geomatics Engineer and world expert in the research and development of satellite navigation tools using GPS
An expert in understanding the weird and wonderful world of marine creatures that live deep under the Arctic ice.
Pioneered work in heredity
One of the first researchers to isolate the organism which causes Kala-azar disease
Pioneer of Arctic sea-ice research and the first woman to conduct scientific observations on Canadian icebreakers
Ethnobotanist and Infectious Disease Microbiologist: Dr. Elvin-Lewis is an expert on evaluating traditional medicines and their use.
Pioneered a key laboratory technique that led to the creation of the Salk polio vaccine.
Medical physicist; Member of the team that developed the first Cobalt 60 units for cancer treatment
Developed method to reclaim chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFC), which had been commonly used as refrigerants.
Internationally recognized for her software for calculating atomic structure, and for research in atomic structure theory.
Pioneered the physics of ancient archeological materials
World’s foremost authority on orangutans
A world expert on nerve cells
Expert in congenital birth defects specializing in dwarfism and other genetic factors affecting children's growth.
Established paediatric pathology as a distinct subspecialty
Famous Doctor Obstetrician
Developed a simplified method for detecting cervix cancer
Researched globular star clusters and popularized astronomy
Physicist: Contributed to the theory of high temperature superconductors
Founded the first ultrafast laser laboratory at a Canadian university
World expert on sex differences in the brain.
Wrote the book Sex & Cognition, which argues that there truly is
a difference between male and female brains.
First woman to earn Doctorate in Mathematics from Canadian university.
Physicist; among the first to study X-rays
Co-discovered photodynamic anti-cancer and ophthalmology drugs, co-founder of the company QLT Inc.
Biochemist: Developed the Michaelis-Menten equation for enzyme kinetics
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.
Pioneering advances in partial differential equations and wave propagation math used in aerodynamics, acoustics and optics
Talented algebraist whose vigorous career in mathematics was cut short by cancer.
Plant Pathologist: Expert in wheat stem rust
Contributed to mineral and petroleum geology, encouraged women to pursue career in science
Pioneer in Psychosocial Oncology
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