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Steve MacLean

Steven Glenwood MacLean, FRCGS, physicist, astronaut (born 14 December 1954 in Ottawa, ON). Steve MacLean was among the first astronauts recruited in Canada and in 1992 became the third Canadian to fly in space. On his second mission to space (2006), he became the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm2 robotic arm and the second to complete a spacewalk, after Chris Hadfield. He has also contributed to the country’s space programs as director general of the Canadian Astronaut Program (1994–96) and president of the Canadian Space Agency (2008–13).

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Steven Guilbeault

Steven Guilbeault, ecologist, author, columnist and lecturer (born 9 June 1970 in La Tuque, Quebec). Named by the French magazine Le Monde as one of the world’s 50 leading figures in the field of sustainable development in 2009, he also became a member of the Cercle des Phénix de l’environnement du Québec. He has earned recognition through his work with Greenpeace and as a co-founder of Équiterre, an organization for which he is the spokesperson and the senior director. A columnist for various media outlets, including Métro, Radio-Canada, La Presse and Corporate Knight magazine, Guilbeault is frequently consulted by political leaders for his informed opinions regarding ecology, sustainable development and responsible consumption.

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Theodore Drake

Theodore George Gustavus Harwood Drake, physician, historian, collector (b at Webbwood, Ont 16 Sept 1891; d at Toronto 28 Oct 1959). Drake graduated from University of Toronto in 1914.

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Theodore Lionel Sourkes

Theodore Lionel Sourkes, OC, biochemist, neuropsychopharmacologist (born 21 February 1919 in Montréal, QC; died 17 January 2015 in Montréal, QC). One of Canada's great scholars, he became professor of psychiatry at McGill in 1965 and director of the neurochemistry laboratory at the Allan Memorial Institute of Psychiatry; in 1970 he was appointed professor of biochemistry, retiring in 1991. He was a prime mover in the establishment of biochemical psychiatry as an accurate discipline.

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Thomas Alfred Patrick

Thomas Alfred Patrick, physician, legislator (b at Ilderton, Ont 23 Dec 1864; d at North Battleford, Sask 6 Sept 1943). After graduating from Western in 1888, Patrick practised medicine and surgery in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, until 1894 and in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, until 1939.

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Thomas Coltrin Keefer

He served as chief engineer of the Montréal Water Board and designed the water-supply system for Hamilton, Ont (1859), as well as the waterworks in Ottawa (1874). His Hamilton Pumping Station, with its working Gartshore beam engines, has been declared a national historic site.

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Thomas Leopold Willson

Thomas Leopold Willson, "Carbide," inventor (b 1860; d at New York C 20 Dec 1915). Propelled by curiosity, Willson was a chronic inventor gifted in both recognizing the potential of his discoveries and funding their development. He obtained over 70 patents in Canada.

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Thomas Neill Cream

Thomas Neill Cream, doctor, murderer (b at Glasgow, Scot 1850; d at London, Eng 15 Nov 1892). Educated in medicine at McGill, Cream was responsible for a string of murders in Canada, the US and Britain. He was also a thief, arsonist, blackmailer and illegal abortionist.

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Thomas Sterry Hunt

Thomas Sterry Hunt, chemist, geologist (b at Norwich, Conn 5 Sept 1826; d at New York C 12 Feb 1892). After studying at Yale under Benjamin Silliman Jr, Hunt joined the GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA in 1846 as a chemist and mineralogist.

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Thorbergur Thorvaldson

Thorbergur Thorvaldson, "TT," cement chemist (b in Iceland 24 Aug 1883; d at Saskatoon 4 Oct 1965). Settling with his parents near Gimli, Man, he went on to attend U Man and Harvard (MSc, PhD). In 1919 he became head of the dept of chemistry at U Sask, and in 1945 the first dean of graduate studies.

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Tillson Lever Harrison

Tillson Lever Harrison, physician, surgeon, army officer, adventurer (b at Tillsonburg, Ont 7 January 1881; d near Kaifeng, China, 10 January 1947). Also known as a writer, raconteur and humanitarian, Tillson Harrison has been touted as Canada's second Norman BETHUNE and the model for Indiana Jones.

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Timothy Richard Parsons

Timothy Richard Parsons, biological oceanographer (b in Sri Lanka [Ceylon] 1 Nov 1932). He received his doctorate in biochemistry at McGill and worked as a research scientist in Nanaimo, BC, for 11 years, Secretariat of UNESCO, Paris, for 2 years, and professor of oceanography, UBC, 1971 to present.

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Trivedi Vidhya Nandan Persaud

Trivedi Vidhya Nandan Persaud, anatomist (b at Pt Mourant, Guyana 19 Feb 1940). Educated at Rostock, E Ger (MD 1965, DSc 1974), and U of W Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (PhD 1970), Persaud has received international acclaim for his research in embryology, teratology and pathology.