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Stephen Hanessian, professor of chemistry at the Université de Montréal, has made fundamental discoveries and introduced innovative methodologies which have been directly applied to the synthesis of life-saving drugs. This work, and the unique computer programs he developed for analyzing molecular features, have placed him at the forefront of international research in chemistry.
Peter Hochachka, zoology professor at the University of British Columbia, changed the course of biological research with his groundbreaking studies of the different ways in which animals convert food and oxygen into energy. This work made him the world's foremost researcher in adaptational physiology.
Alan Davenport, Director of the University of Western Ontario's Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, pioneered the study of wind engineering and the application of wind tunnels to the design of buildings, bridges and other structures.
Pierre Deslongchamps, professor of chemistry at the Université de Sherbrooke, is one of Canada's leading researchers in organic chemistry and a world pioneer in the synthesis of organic molecules. His work has led to advances in many areas of science, including the search for more effective drugs.