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Order of Canada

Michael Smith, C.C., O.B.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Michael Smith, C.C., O.B.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C. C.C. Vancouver
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada October 19, 1994 May 3, 1995
In recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements, he has received numerous awards, including the 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. His development of a crucial technique used in genetic engineering, known as site-directed mutagenesis, is an important contribution to our understanding of genes, the proteins they produce and DNA. A brilliant teacher and researcher at the University of British Columbia, he is a mentor to young scientists and a generous benefactor of schizophrenia research.
Deceased on October 4, 2000.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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