2020 – Dr. Sandra Barr for her authoritative work on the geological evolution of the northern Appalachian mountain belt of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
2019 – Dr. Sultan Darvesh as a multidisciplinary clinician-scientist, Professor of Neurology and Medical Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, and Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Irene MacDonald Sobey Chair in Curative Approaches to Alzheimer’s disease.
2019 – Alexander Howard (A.H.) Mackay (post-humously) for his work as a distinguished educator, scientist, and humanist, serving as Nova Scotia’s superintendent of education for 36 years.
2018 – Dr. Gerhard Stroink acknowledged for his exceptional contributions to the Discovery Centre and the local science community, as well as the international impact of his research in physics and biomedical engineering.
2018 – Dr. William David (Dave) Jamieson (post-humously) for his influential career with the National Research Council and his exemplary 35 years of scientific service to the Canadian public.
2017 – Peter Allen, Ph.D., recognized for his contributions to the solar energy research and development community.
2017– William Howard Feindel, Ph.D., (post-humously) recognized for his outstanding contributions to neurosurgical research and development of medical diagnostic equipment.
2016 – Jeff Dahn, Ph.D., Recognized as one of the pioneering developers of the lithiumion battery that is now used worldwide in laptop computers and cell-phones.
2016 – Henry Marshall Tory (post-humously) For his leadership in establishing worldrenowned Universities and research labs across Canada.
2015 – Axel Becke, Ph.D., a physical chemist, is one of the most referenced researchers in the world (over 100,000 citations). He is credited with accurately modelling the motion of electrons in atoms, molecules, and solids.
2015 – George C. Baker, (post-humously), an early champion of tidal power and instrumental in the creation of the Fundy Environmental Science Committee which oversaw the first study of the Bay of Fundy.
2014 – Leo Vining, Ph.D., (post-humously), recognized worldwide as one of the greatest chemical biologists in the field of natural production of antibiotics, member of Canadian Society of Microbiology, and Professor Emeritus of Dalhousie University.
2014 – Charlotte Keen, Ph.D., internationally-renowned marine geophysicist and a research scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
2013 – George Geoffrey Meyerhof, Ph.D., (post-humously), served as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering at the Nova Scotia Technical College (later TUNS, now Dalhousie), Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the F.H. Sexton Award.
2013 – Thomas John (Jock) Murray, Ph.D., internationally known neurologist, founder and director of the Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit in Halifax.
2012 – Sir J. William Dawson (post-humously), helped put Joggins on the map and was the first Canadian-born scientist of international reputation.
2012 – Dr. Roy Bishop, Ph.D., professor emeritus and Honorary Research Associate of Physics at Acadia University.
2011 – Dr. Donald Hebb (post-humously), described as the father of neuropsychology, he was president of both the Canadian and American Psychological Associations and awarded eight honourary degrees.
2011 – Dr. W. Ford Doolittle, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Dalhousie University.
2010 – Dr. Enid Johnson (post-humously), the first anesthetist to administer a muscle relaxant (curare) during surgery.
2010 – Dr. Arthur McDonald performing groundbreaking research in neutrinos, Queens University
2009 – Oswald Avery (post-humously), key scientist in molecular biology whose contributions include DNA and its role in genetics.
2009 – Dr. Brian Hall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (Biology), Dalhousie University
2008 – Donald Crowdis, served as the Nova Scotia Museum as Curator and Director, one of the first popular hosts of CBC The Nature of Things, a fellow of the Canadian Museum Association and the Royal Arts Society.
2008 – Simon Newcomb (post-humously), graduate of Harvard, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, US Naval Observatory, Washington and the John Hopkins University, Washington.
2007 – Frederick Sexton (post-humously), CBE, Director of the Technical Education of Nova Scotia and Principal of the Nova Scotia Technical College, Halifax
2007 – Dr. Robert Ackman, Ph.D., O.C., retired, Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology and Dalhousie University, Halifax
2007 – Dr. Ransom Myers (post-humously), Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax
2006 – Dr. Nancy Lane, D.Phi., Sc.D., LLD (Hon), D.Sc.(Hon),F.I.Biol.,OBE, Cell Biologist and Senior Research Associate, Zoology Department of Cambridge University, England
2006 – Alexander Graham Bell (post-humously), PhD (Hon), Legion of Honour, Baddeck, NS.
2005 – Dr. Erwin Zodrow, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Geology, Cape Breton University, Sydney
2005 – Dr. Charles Huggins (post-humously), Nobel Prize Winner, Chancellor Acadia University, Wolfville
2003 – Willard Boyle, Nobel Prize winner, Physicist, retired Executive Director of Research, Communications Sciences Division, Bell Labs and co-inventor of the Charge Coupled Device, Halifax
2003 – Abraham Gesner (post-humously), physician, geologist, chemist, inventor, professor & author
2003 – Dr. Mary Anne White, Killam Professor, Materials Science and Chemistry and Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax
2002 – Dr. Richard Goldbloom, O.C., M.D., C.M., F.R.C.P.C, Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus), Dalhousie University & the IWK Health centre
2002 – Dr. Kelvin Ogilvie, C.M., PhD., D.Sc., F.C.I.C., Past President & Vice Chancellor, Acadia University
2002 – Elinor Nicoll, MEd., retired teacher, Halifax Regional School Board