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2011

W. Richard Peltier
W. Richard Peltier

Physics

University of Toronto

2010

Geoffrey Hinton
Geoffrey Hinton

Computer science

University of Toronto

2009

Gilles Brassard
Gilles Brassard

Computer Science

Université de Montréal

Runners-Up

Brenda Milner
Brenda Milner

Neuropsychology

McGill University

Stephen Withers
Stephen Withers

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The University of British Columbia

2008

Paul Corkum
Paul Corkum

Physics

University of Ottawa and National Research Council

2007

John C. Polanyi
John C. Polanyi

Chemistry

University of Toronto

2006

Richard Bond
Richard Bond

Theoretical Astrophysics

University of Toronto

2005

David Dolphin
David Dolphin

Killam Research Professor

The University of British Columbia

2004

John P. Smol
John P. Smol

Biology

Queen's University

2003

Arthur McDonald
Arthur McDonald

Physics

Queen's University

2002

Tito Scaiano
Tito Scaiano

Chemistry

University of Ottawa

2001

David Schindler
David Schindler

Biology

University of Alberta

2000

Howard Alper
Howard Alper

Chemistry

University of Ottawa

1999

James Arthur
James Arthur

Mathematics

University of Toronto

1998

Keith Ingold
Keith Ingold

Chemistry

National Research Council

1997

J. Keith Brimacombe
J. Keith Brimacombe

Metallurgical Process Engineering

The University of British Columbia

1996

Stephen Hanessian
Stephen Hanessian

Chemistry

Université de Montréal

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.

1995

Peter Hochachka
Peter Hochachka

Zoology

The University of British Columbia

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.

1994

Alan G. Davenport
Alan G. Davenport

Civil Engineering

The University of Western Ontario

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.

1993

Pierre Deslongchamps
Pierre Deslongchamps

Chemistry

Université de Sherbrooke

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.

1992

William Fyfe
William Fyfe

The University of Western Ontario

1991

Raymond Lemieux
Raymond Lemieux

University of Alberta

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