Showing All of 19 results for "Inventors & Innovators"

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell, teacher of the deaf, inventor, scientist (born 3 March 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died 2 August 1922 in Baddeck, NS).

Mike Lazaridis

Mihal (Mike) Lazaridis, OC, O Ont, FRS, entrepreneur, business executive, philanthropist (born 14 March 1961 in Istanbul, Turkey).

Sir Frederick Grant Banting

Sir Frederick Grant Banting, KBE, MC, FRS, FRSC, co-discoverer of insulin, Nobel laureate, medical scientist, painter (born 14 November 1891in Alliston, ON; died 21 February 1941 near Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland).

Norman Bethune

Henry Norman Bethune, surgeon, inventor, political activist (born 3 March 1890 in Gravenhurst, ON; died 12 November 1939 in Huang Shiko, China).

Invention of Standard Time

Knowing the time in different places is not an issue today, but long ago it was a complicated matter. Communities used their own solar time, which differed by one minute per 18 km of east-west separation between communities, the later time to the east.

Robertson Screwdriver: The Biggest Little Invention of the 20th Century So Far

Rybczynski's quest for the origins of this most common tool did not prove easy. Some tools, such as the frame saw, had obvious origins since they were developed in a logical response to a particularly vexing problem.

Silver Dart: Dawn of Flight in Canada

McCurdy had dubbed the machine “Silver” for the coating on its wings and “Dart” just because it seemed obvious. Someone cracked the propeller and McCurdy signaled to the crowd to get out of the way.

What's better than Bell's telephone?

On a lazy summer day in 1874, resting in his favourite spot along the Grand River in Brantford, Ont., Alexander Graham Bell conceived of the telephone. He would write years later that "one observation leads to another.

Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy, engineer, inventor (born 2 May 1843 or 1844 in Colchester, Canada West; died 1929 in Detroit, Michigan.) McCoy was an African-Canadian mechanical engineer and inventor best known for his groundbreaking innovations in industrial lubrication.

Marshall McLuhan

Herbert Marshall McLuhan, communication theorist (born at Edmonton 21 Jul 1911; died at Toronto 31 Dec 1980).

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

Joseph-Armand Bombardier, engineer, entrepreneur, inventor of the snowmobile and Ski-Doo (born 16 April 1907 in Valcourt, QC; died 18 February 1964 in Sherbrooke, QC).

Louis Shickluna

Louis Shickluna, shipbuilder (b at Senglea, Malta 16 June 1808; d at St Catharines, Ont 24 Apr 1880). By 1835 he was engaged in ship construction at Youngstown, NY. He later moved to St Catharines and from 1838 leased a shipyard on the WELLAND CANAL which he purchased in 1845.

Sir Sandford Fleming

Sir Sandford Fleming, civil engineer (b at Kirkcaldy, Scot 7 Jan 1827; d at Halifax 22 July 1915).

Wilder Penfield

His studies in 1924 with the Madrid neurohistologist Pio del Rio-Hortega provided him with metallic staining techniques that yielded new information on the glia, the supporting cells of the nervous system.

Andy Thê-Anh

Andy Thê-Anh, fashion designer (b at Saigon, Vietnam, 1965). Andy Thê-Anh moved to Québec at the young age of 16. Having lost both parents, Thê-Anh, with his grandparents and two sisters, resided with close family members in the francophone province for the majority of his youth.

In Conversation with Dr. Frank Hayden

Dr. Frank Hayden created the Special Olympics while working in the United States. He also played an instrumental role in founding the Special Olympics in Canada. On 22 June 2016, Dr. Hayden spoke to Jeremy Freeborn for The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Robert Bruce Salter

Robert Bruce Salter, CC, OOnt, FRSC, orthopedic surgeon, university professor (born 15 December 1924 in Stratford, ON; died 10 May 2010 in Toronto, ON). One of the most respected and best-known orthopedic surgeons in the world, Salter lectured in 35 countries and was recognized for innovative methods of orthopedic treatment, including the Salter operation for children and young adults with abnormal hip joints.

Joe Mimran

Joseph Mimran, fashion designer (born 2 December 1952 in Casablanca, Morocco).

Jim Balsillie

From a young age, Balsillie combined his passions for business and athletics. He became an entrepreneur early on, selling greeting cards door to door at the age of 7, holding down several paper routes concurrently as a boy and managing summer camps and student painters as a teenager.