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List of notable or famous scientists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Canada and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Canada is included when available.

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This historic scientists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Canada?" These prominent scientists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian scientists.

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Birthplace: Pakistan

Profession: Scientist

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Alan Nursall


Alan Nursall is a Canadian scientist and television personality, who reports on science news for the Canadian television series Daily Planet and the Alan Nursall Experience on the Discovery Channel. ...more

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Profession: Professor, Scientist, TV Personality

Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Canada
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Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Professor, Inventor, + more

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#41 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#43 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#50 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Alfred Vaino Aho is a Canadian computer scientist best known for his work on programming languages, compilers, and related algorithms, and his textbooks on the art and science of computer programming. ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Canada, Timmins, Ontario, Cochrane District, Northeastern Ontario, + more

Profession: Computer scientist, Scientist, Engineer

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