Famous Canadian Inventors and Scientists.

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Abraham Gesner
Abraham Pineo Gesner, born May 2, 1797 in Cornwallis Township, Nova Scotia, Canada – died April 29, 1864 in Halifax, Nova Sco ...
Alexander Graham Bell
Born Alexander Bell in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 3, 1847, he later adopted the middle name 'Graham' out of admiration for ...
Alfred Scard
He invented the snowblower in 1925. ...
Cluny MacPhearson
Cluny MacPherson (1879 in St. John's, Newfoundland - 1966) was a medical doctor and the inventor of the gas mask. MacPhers ...
Gideon Sundback
Gideon Sundbäck (1880 - 1954) was a Canadian (Swedish-born) inventor. He invented the modern zipper in St. Catharines, Ontari ...
Henry Woodward
Henry Woodward was an early pioneer in the development of the incandescent lamp. On July 24, 1874, he and his partner, Mathew ...
Hugh Le Caine
Hugh Le Caine (May 3, 1914 - July 3, 1977) was a Canadian physicist, composer and instrument builder ...
James Gosling
James Gosling, Ph.D (born May 19, 1955 near Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a famous software developer, best known as the fathe ...
James Naismith
James Naismith, M.A., M.D., D.D, (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the Canadian inventor of the sport of basketball ...
Joseph Armand Bombardier
Joseph-Armand Bombardier was a mechanic who dreamed of building a vehicle that could 'float on snow'. In 1937, the first snow ...
Lewis Urry
Lewis Frederick Urry, (January 29, 1927-October 19, 2004), was a Canadian chemical engineer and inventor. He invented both th ...
Matthew Evens
Mathew Evans is one of two Canadians who developed and patented the first incandescent light bulb, on July 24, 1874, five yea ...
Peter Robertson
Peter Lymburner Robertson (1879-1951) is a Canadian inventor of the square-drive screw, first produced in his Milton, Ontario ...
Rasmus Lerdorf
Rasmus Lerdorf (born November 22, 1968 in Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland) is a Danish-Canadian programmer and the author of the firs ...
Reginald Fessenden
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (October 6, 1866 – July 22, 1932) was a Canadian-born inventor, best known for his work in early ra ...
Sam Jacks
Sam Jacks (April 23, 1915 - 1975) is the Canadian inventor of the sport of ringette and floor hockey. Each year, Jacks' wife, ...
Stanford Flemming
Sir Sandford Fleming (January 7, 1827 – July 22, 1915) was a prolific Canadian engineer and inventor, known for the introduct ...
Thomas Ahearn
Thomas Ahearn (June 24, 1855 - June 28, 1938) was a Canadian inventor and businessman. He was born in the Lebreton Flats a ...
Thomas Ryan
Thomas F. Ryan, born in 1872, was the Canadian inventor who developed five-pin bowling in Toronto, Canada in 1909. He died on ...
Wilbur Franks
In 1940, the anti gravity suit was first invented under the name Franks Flying Suit by Wilbur R. Franks and his colleagues at ...
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