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
Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
14 November 1891
Discoverer of Insulin

Louis SlotinLouis Slotin
01 December 1910
Physicist

Rudolph A. MarcusRudolph A. Marcus
21 July 1923
Chemist

Henry TaubeHenry Taube
30 November 1915
Chemist

John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
23 January 1929
Chemist
Richard Edward Taylor Richard E. Taylor
02 November 1929
Physicist

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
30 November 1926
Endocrinologist

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
07 May 1939
Molecular Biologist

Gerhard HerzbergGerhard Herzberg
25 December 1904
Physical Chemist, Physicist
Shawna pandyaShawna Pandya
 
Citizen-Scientist Astronaut

Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
22 September 1901
Physician & Surgeon
Bertram BrockhouseBertram Brockhouse
15 July 1918
Physicist

Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
21 September 1945
Astronaut

Charles BestCharles Best
27 February 1899
Co-discoverer of Insulin
Michael SmithMichael Smith (Chemist)
26 April 1932
Biochemist

James GoslingJames Gosling
19 May 1955
Programmer, Inventor, Computer scientist
Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game

Donna StricklandDonna Strickland
27 May 1959
Optical physicist

Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
1947 AD
lobbyist
Brian KernighanBrian Kernighan
31 December 1942
Programmer, Computer scientist, Scientist

Gerald BullGerald Bull
09 March 1928
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor
Rob PikeRob Pike
1956 AD
Software engineer

Rudolf VrbaRudolf Vrba
11 September 1924
Pharmacologist, Physician, University teacher

Erik DemaineErik Demaine
28 February 1981
Mathematician, Computer scientist, University

Frances Oldham KelseyFrances Oldham Kelsey
24 July 1914
Pharmacologist
Oswald AveryOswald Avery
21 October 1877
Biologist, Physician, Geneticist
Rasmus LerdorfRasmus Lerdorf
22 November 1968
Programmer

Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
05 October 1925
Biologist

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
19 September 1901
Biologist, University teacher

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
26 January 1891
Surgeon, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, University
Hans SelyeHans Selye
26 January 1907
Endocrinologist

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

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

Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
22 July 1904
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,
Endel TulvingEndel Tulving
26 May 1927
Neuroscientist, Psychologist

Theo de RaadtTheo de Raadt
19 May 1968
Computer scientist, Engineer, Network engineer,
Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
13 July 1932
Popularizer of science, Astrophysicist, Science

Arthur B. McDonaldArthur B. McDonald
29 August 1943
Physicist, University teacher

Hans MoravecHans Moravec
30 November 1948
Computer Scientist
Albert W. TuckerAlbert W. Tucker
28 November 1905
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

Brenda MilnerBrenda Milner
15 July 1918
Neuroscientist, Psychologist, University teacher
Robert LanglandsRobert Langlands
06 October 1936
Mathematician, University teacher

Alfred AhoAlfred Aho
09 August 1941
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer

Maud MentenMaud Menten
20 March 1879
Chemist, Physician, Biochemist

Louis NirenbergLouis Nirenberg
28 February 1925
Mathematician, University teacher

Willard BoyleWillard Boyle
19 August 1924
Physicist, Inventor, Photographer
John Tuzo WilsonJohn Tuzo Wilson
24 October 1908
Geologist, Geophysicist, University teacher

Michael SmithMichael Smith
26 April 1932
Chemist, Scientist

William GiauqueWilliam Giauque
12 May 1895
Chemist

John Charles PolanyiJohn Charles Polanyi
23 January 1929
 
Elizabeth SternElizabeth Stern
29 September 1915
Canadian pathologist

Hugh RossHugh Ross
24 July 1945
astronomer, physicist