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Canadian Inventors - All About Canadian Inventors and Inventions

Biographies of famous Canadian inventors and inventions - also Canadian inventors help.

Made in Canada - Canadian Inventions
Canadian have patented more than one million inventions, but yet few people can name one inventor from Canada. A listing of some of those great practical gifts invented by Canadians.

Are You A Canadian?
Are you a professional innovator living in Canada? Do you have an idea you think may be a money maker and you don't know how to proceed? Research our links for Canadian funding, innovation information, research money, grants, awards, venture capital, support groups and Canadian government patent offices.

Quiz - Famous Canadians
Test your trivia knowledge about famous Canadian innovators by taking this fun quiz.

Frederick Banting and Charles Best
On July 27, 1921, Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best first isolated insulin and within a year, the first human sufferers of diabetes were receiving insulin treatments.

Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell and the telephone -- plus more telephone and cellular phone history.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier
In 1922, Joseph-Armand Bombardier developed the type of sport machine that we know today as the snowmobile.

Dianne Croteau
Invented Actar 911, the CPR mannequin.

Herbert Henry Dow
Herbert Dow was the Canadian inventor of a process of extracting Bromine, the founder of Dow Chemicals, who also invented electric light carbons, steam and internal combustion engines, automatic furnace controls, and water seals.

Reginald Fessenden
In 1900, Reginald Fessenden transmitted the world's first voice message.

John Garand
John Garand invented the M1 semiautomatic rifle or Garand rifle in 1934.

Dr. Abraham Gesner
Abraham Gesner was the Canadian inventor of kerosene and known as the "Father or the Petroleum Industry."

James Gosling
Gosling invented Java, a programming language and environment.

Imants Lauks
Canadian, Imants Lauks invented the silicon chip blood analyzer in 1986.

Hugh Le Caine
Music synthesizer invented by Hugh Le Caine in 1945.

Cluny MacPherson
Cluny MacPherson invented the MacPherson gas mask and started the first St. John's Ambulance Brigade.

Warren Marrison
Developed the first quartz clock.

Elijah McCoy
McCoy is best known for inventing the automatic oil cup. During his life, McCoy invented and sold 57 different kinds of devices and machine parts including an ironing board and a lawn sprinkler.

John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin invented Ginger Ale in 1907.

James Naismith
James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.

Arthur Sicard
Canadian, Arthur Sicard invented the snowblower in 1925.

Gideon Sundback
Gideon Sundback invented the "Separable Fastener" or zipper.

Harry Wasylyk
Harry Wasylyk invented the green garbage bag.

Thomas Willson
Thomas Leopold Willson invented a process for Calcium Carbide.

Famous Canadian Patent Holders
Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Frederick G. Banting and Dr. Charles H. Best, F. Henroteau, Prof. E. F. Burton, J. G. Wright, Dr. W.R. Franks, George Albert Lyons and Angus MacDonnel.

History of Canadian Invention
An essay on the plight of innovators written by Dr. A. J. Carty, President of the National Research Council. Dr. Carty talks about why few people know what Canadians have invented. "Our nation and our economy have truly been built around the strength of our natural resources. But we are also a nation of inventors."

Canadian Science and Engineering - Hall of Fame
Meet and learn about the great minds from Canada who have made history.

Canadian Inventions
A list of Canadian inventions. Canadians have been responsible for some of the best inventions of our time, but a National Science Literacy Survery showed that two-thirds of Canadians aren't able to name even one Canadian innovator!

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