Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

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The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, located at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, honours Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to society in science and engineering. It also promotes role models to encourage young Canadians to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology.[1] The hall includes a permanent exhibition, a traveling exhibition,[2] a virtual gallery, and events and programming to celebrate inductees.[3]

History[edit]

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame was established in 1991 through a joint partnership by the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Industry Canada and the Association of Partners in Education, to mark the NRC's 75th anniversary.[4][5] The hall has since become a major feature of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and has become a part of the museum's permanent Innovation Canada exhibition.[3]

Induction Process[edit]

The museum uses an open process for nomination of new members.[6] A selection committee reviews nominations annually. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • They must have contributed in an exceptional way to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada;
  • Their work must have brought great benefits to society and their communities as a whole;
  • They must possess leadership qualities that can serve as an inspiration to young Canadians to pursue careers in science, engineering or technology.[1]

In April 2015, two members of the selection committee, Judy Illes and Dr. Catherine Anderson, resigned over concerns that, for the second year in a row, there were no female candidates in the list of finalists.[7]

Members[edit]

The following people have been inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame[8] (listed by date of birth):

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Criteria: Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
  2. ^ Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame Travelling Exhibition, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
  3. ^ a b The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  4. ^ Andrew H. Wilson, Recognition of Engineers and Engineering Achievements, The Cedargrove Series of Discourses, Memoirs and Essays, The Engineering Institute of Canada, 2009.
  5. ^ The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: History, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
  6. ^ The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: Making A Nomination, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
  7. ^ Schwartz, Zane (April 11, 2015). "Top Canadian scientists resign over lack of female nominees". Maclean's. 
  8. ^ The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: The Hall, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
  9. ^ Dr. Bethune inducted into Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, People's Daily Online, October 15, 2010.
  10. ^ The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: George J. Klien, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
  11. ^ George C. Laurence Inducted into Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, AECL News Room, October 21, 2010.
  12. ^ Former Atomic Energy Control Board President inducted into Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, October 25, 2010.
  13. ^ a b Pierre Dansereau, Charles Scriver Inducted Into The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, News Release, Canada Science and Technology Museum, November 8, 2001.
  14. ^ Former U of S 'Cobalt-60' Physicist Inducted into Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, Canadian Light Source, December 1, 2000
  15. ^ The Biography of Dr. James Hillier, The James Hillier Foundation, 2009.
  16. ^ Randall Brooks and Helen Graves Smith, Willard Boyle: New Inductee to the Canadian Science & Engineering Hall of Fame, Cassiopeia No. 128 (2006), Canadian Astronomical Society.
  17. ^ Remembering Nobel laureate Willard Boyle: 1924-2011, McGill Reporter, McGill University, May 18, 2011.
  18. ^ a b Till and McCulloch inducted into Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, Stem Cell Network, October 21, 2010.
  19. ^ Science Hall of Fame inducts U of A Nobel Laureate, ExpressNews, University of Alberta, April 24, 2008.
  20. ^ Nobel Prize winning U of A grad to be inducted into hall of fame, The Edmonton Journal, April 24, 2008.

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