Pathologist. Developed a classification system for congenital heart diseases
Founder of modern structural geology; Canada’s most eminent geologist prior to 1950
Researching the theory of elementary particles, condensed matter and cosmology
Studies regeneration of neurons in the brain and spinal chord
Expert in laser and plasma physics
World leader in field of catalytic organic chemistry
Discovered catalytic RNA, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1989
entomology, insects, forensics, crime
Research in condensed matter physics
Mathematician; internationally recognized for his outstanding advances in unifying the mathematical fields of algebra and analysis
One of Canada’s most distinguished neuroscientists, who studies mechanisms of synaptic transmission
International authority in veterinary virology and immunology
One of Canada's most prominent theoretical chemists, specializing in molecular structure and reactivity.
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.
Developer of Mössbauer spectroscopy
Successfully isolated insulin and received the Nobel Prize
Discovered sex chromatin
Pioneer and international leader researching acid rain, arctic air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change.
Pioneered the idea of using fish eggs to study the effects of cancer causing substances on cell growth.
Fisheries scientist; discovered the effect of acid rain on fish and demonstrated climate cycles in Canada’s lakes and oceans.
Leading researcher in the application of Density Functional Theory to molecules, changing a fundamental way in which molecules are described.
Internationally recognized pioneer in integrated pest management and the application of biological techniques to pest control.
Worked with the deaf, inventor.
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
Top Canadian molecular biologist studying the genetics of fish populations
Co-discoverer of insulin
Immunologist; international authority on mucosal immunity.
Identified a new species of ancient human, “Peking Man”
A pioneer in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance who is now applying his expertise to the study of biological membranes.
Studies in photochemistry and the photodegradation of pollutants
Theoretical studies of the cosmic background radiation and dark energy, and lead theoretician on the Boomerang experiment.
First Canadian woman astronaut in space
Internationally renowned mathematician who, with his brother Peter, calculated the value of pi to a new world record.
Internationally renowned mathematician who, with his brother Jonathan, calculated the value of pi to a new world record.
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.
A founding father of experimental petrology.
Among the first doctors to treat diabetic children with insulin
Co-Inventor of the Charge Coupled Device for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
Discovered quantum computing techniques that employ quantum entanglement to advance communications and cryptography into the Age of Entanglement. The invention of quantum cryptography and quantum...
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