Newspaper article The Canadian Press

List of Canadians Who Have Won the Nobel Prize

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

List of Canadians Who Have Won the Nobel Prize

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List of Canadians who have won the Nobel Prize

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The illustrious list of Nobel Prize winners features the names of 22 laureates who were either born in Canada or gained professional distinction in this country. They have claimed honours in every field for which an award is granted. These include the man who discovered the most common diabetes treatment, a woman hailed as a master of the contemporary short story, and -- most recently -- a Nova Scotia physicist partially credited with discovering neutrino oscillations. Here is a list of Canadian laureates as documented on the official Nobel Prize website:

1923: Frederick G. Banting, Nobel Prize in Medicine for the "discovery of insulin"

1949: William F. Giauque, Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "contributions in the field of chemical thermodynamics, particularly concerning the behaviour of substances at extremely low temperatures"

1957: Former Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize for his role in defusing the 1956 Suez crisis

1966: Charles B. Huggins, Nobel Prize in Medicine for "his discoveries concerning hormonal treatment of prostatic cancer"

1971: Gerhard Herzberg, Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals"

1976: Saul Bellow, Nobel Prize in Literature for "the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work"

1981: David H. Hubel, Nobel Prize in Medicine for "discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system"

1983: Henry Taube, Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "his work on the mechanisms of electron transfer reactions, especially in metal complexes"

1986: John Polanyi, Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes"

1989: Sidney Altman, Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discovery of catalytic properties of RNA

1990: Richard E. …

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