Imagine your life sans your smartphone – impractical isn’t it? Such has been the influence of telecommunication technology in our modern world that we have become slaves to the device. For every thick and thin of matters, we switch to our smartphone, whether it is checking time or calling people. But a few centuries down the line, things weren’t the same. In fact, it would have still continued the same way had it not been for Alexander Graham Bell, who gave the world the first practical telephone, thus starting a legacy that survives gloriously even today. A British born scientists, he also owned a Canadian citizenship. Nobel laureate Michael Smith was British-born Canadian scientist who was known for his work in developing site-directed mutagenesis. Robert William Boyle was a Canadian scientist who was a pioneer in the field of sonar. However, that isn’t it all. Not just men, Canadian women too have left a lasting impression in the field of science with their glorious works. Remember Roberta Bondar, the first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space or Irene Ayako Uchida, a Canadian scientist who researched on Down syndrome? Canadian scientists have significantly contributed in the field of science through their research and work. Get a brief update about their life, career and works in this section.
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847
Inventor of Telephone
Louis SlotinLouis Slotin
01 December 1910
Physicist

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
14 November 1891
Discoverer of Insulin

Michael SmithMichael Smith (Chemist)
26 April 1932
Biochemist

Charles BestCharles Best
27 February 1899
Co-discoverer of Insulin

John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
23 January 1929
Chemist
Rudolph A. MarcusRudolph A. Marcus
21 July 1923
Chemist

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
07 May 1939
Molecular Biologist

Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
21 September 1945
Astronaut
Richard Edward Taylor Richard E. Taylor
02 November 1929
Physicist

Gerhard HerzbergGerhard Herzberg
25 December 1904
Physical Chemist, Physicist
Henry TaubeHenry Taube
30 November 1915
Chemist

Bertram BrockhouseBertram Brockhouse
15 July 1918
Physicist

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
30 November 1926
Endocrinologist

Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
22 September 1901
Physician & Surgeon

Shawna pandyaShawna Pandya
 
Citizen-Scientist Astronaut
James GoslingJames Gosling
19 May 1955
Programmer, Inventor, Computer scientist

Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game

Gerald BullGerald Bull
09 March 1928
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor

John UrschelJohn Urschel
24 June 1991
Mathematician
Brian KernighanBrian Kernighan
01 January 1942
Computer scientist

Rob PikeRob Pike
1956 AD
Software engineer
Frances Oldham KelseyFrances Oldham Kelsey
24 July 1914
Pharmacologist

Rasmus LerdorfRasmus Lerdorf
22 November 1968
Programmer

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
21 October 1877
Biologist, Physician, Geneticist
Rudolf VrbaRudolf Vrba
11 September 1924
Pharmacologist, Physician, University teacher

Erik DemaineErik Demaine
28 February 1981
Mathematician, Computer scientist, University
Donna StricklandDonna Strickland
27 May 1959
Optical physicist

Hans SelyeHans Selye
26 January 1907
Endocrinologist

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
26 January 1891
Surgeon, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, University
Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
05 October 1925
Biologist

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W. T. TutteW. T. Tutte
14 May 1917
Mathematician
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
19 September 1901
Biologist, University teacher

Albert W. TuckerAlbert W. Tucker
28 November 1905
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
12 March 1835
Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist,

Stephen CookStephen Cook
14 December 1939
Computer scientist
Hugh RossHugh Ross
24 July 1945
astronomer, physicist
Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
22 July 1904
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher

Brenda MilnerBrenda Milner
15 July 1918
Neuroscientist, Psychologist, University teacher

Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
13 July 1932
Popularizer of science, Astrophysicist, Science

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,
Paul ChurchlandPaul Churchland
21 October 1942
Philosopher

Michael SmithMichael Smith
26 April 1932
Chemist, Scientist

Herbert Henry DowHerbert Henry Dow
26 February 1866
Industrialist

Theo de RaadtTheo de Raadt
19 May 1968
Computer scientist, Engineer, Network engineer,

Hans MoravecHans Moravec
30 November 1948
Computer Scientist
Robert LanglandsRobert Langlands
06 October 1936
Mathematician, University teacher

Kenneth E. IversonKenneth E. Iverson
17 December 1920
Computer Scientist
Maud MentenMaud Menten
20 March 1879
Researcher

David H. LevyDavid H. Levy
22 May 1948
Astronomer

Louis NirenbergLouis Nirenberg
28 February 1925
Mathematician, University teacher
Arthur B. McDonaldArthur B. McDonald
29 August 1943
Physicist, University teacher

Endel TulvingEndel Tulving
26 May 1927
Neuroscientist, Psychologist
Alfred AhoAlfred Aho
09 August 1941
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer

Harold Scott MacDonald CoxeterHarold Scott MacDonald Coxeter
09 February 1907
Mathematician

John Tuzo WilsonJohn Tuzo Wilson
24 October 1908
Geophysicist

Shirley M. TilghmanShirley M. Tilghman
17 September 1946
Molecular biologist, University teacher,

William KahanWilliam Kahan
05 June 1933
Mathematician
Jacob Dolson CoxJacob Dolson Cox
27 October 1828
Statesman

Irving KaplanskyIrving Kaplansky
22 March 1917
Mathematician

John MurrayJohn Murray
03 March 1841
Oceanographer

Willard BoyleWillard Boyle
19 August 1924
Physicist, Inventor, Photographer
Robert PoundRobert Pound
16 May 1919
Physicist

Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill
09 January 1802
Author
Félix d'HérelleFélix d'Hérelle
25 April 1873
Microbiologist

Arthur Jeffrey DempsterArthur Jeffrey Dempster
14 August 1886
Physicist

James HillierJames Hillier
22 August 1915
Physicist
Ismahane ElouafiIsmahane Elouafi
15 August 1971
Scientist

Walter ZinnWalter Zinn
10 December 1906
Physicist
]John William Dawson]John William Dawson
13 October 1820
Geologist

Melissa FranklinMelissa Franklin
30 September 1956
Physicist

Ernest Armstrong McCullochErnest Armstrong McCulloch
27 April 1926
Biologist
John SavageJohn Savage
28 May 1932
Physician

Keith Roberts PorterKeith Roberts Porter
11 June 1912
Biologist
William GiauqueWilliam Giauque
12 May 1895
Chemist

William Edmond LoganWilliam Edmond Logan
20 April 1798
Geologist

Norman L. BowenNorman L. Bowen
21 June 1887
Geologist

Martin KamenMartin Kamen
27 August 1913
Chemist
D. Allan BromleyD. Allan Bromley
04 May 1926
Physicist
Reginald Aldworth DalyReginald Aldworth Daly
18 March 1871
Geologist

William Diller MatthewWilliam Diller Matthew
19 February 1871
Paleontologist

J. Carson MarkJ. Carson Mark
06 July 1913
Scientist

Elizabeth SternElizabeth Stern
29 September 1915
Canadian pathologist
James Pollard EspyJames Pollard Espy
09 May 1785
Meteorologist

Henry Youle HindHenry Youle Hind
01 June 1823
Geologist

Arthur CartyArthur Carty
12 September 1940
Chemist

John Stanley PlaskettJohn Stanley Plaskett
17 November 1865
Astronomer

Anthony PawsonAnthony Pawson
18 October 1952
Scientist
Timothy R. ParsonsTimothy R. Parsons
01 November 1932
Researcher

E. C. JeffreyE. C. Jeffrey
21 May 1866
Botanist
Douglas George ChapmanDouglas George Chapman
20 March 1920
Mathematical statistician

Richard H. FlemingRichard H. Fleming
21 September 1909
Oceanographer