Pioneer and international leader researching acid rain, arctic air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change.
Identified a new species of ancient human, “Peking Man”
Principal constructor of the Canadian numerical weather forecasting system
Pioneer of Arctic sea-ice research and the first woman to conduct scientific observations on Canadian icebreakers
Pioneer of arctic geology and one of the first to recognize the oil and gas potential of the arctic
Father of modern geochemistry and global change
Internationally famous environmentalist and meteorologist
Greatly increased our knowledge of the mammals that lived in the Canadian North during the last ice age.
One of the foremost authorities in the field of paleontology,
First proposed that asteroids or comets might be linked to mass extinctions of dinosaurs
Geophysicist who helped establish a new branch of Earth system science linking geophysical processes with orbital dynamics and the long-term evolution of the Earth’s climate
First to suggest that magnetic striping in the Earth's crust was produced by repeated reversals of the Earth's magnetic field
Acclaimed as the "Father of GIS," Tomlinson invented Geographic Information Systems as a way to analyze geographic data.
First woman geologist in Canada, expert in paleozoic formations
Geophysicist: pioneer in the study of plate tectonics
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