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

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
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 ...more

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Elijah McCoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Elijah J. McCoy was a Canadian-American inventor and engineer, who was notable for his 57 U.S. patents, most to do with lubrication of steam engines. Born free in Canada, he returned as a ...more

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Gregory Chamitoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 56
Gregory Errol Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was assigned to Expedition 17 and flew to the International Space Station on STS-124, launching 31 May 2008. He was in space 198 ...more

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Robert Thirsk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 65
Robert Brent "Bob" Thirsk, OC OBC is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the Canadian records for the longest space flight and the ...more

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Julie Payette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 55
Julie Payette, OC, CQ is a Canadian engineer and astronaut. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as Chief Astronaut for the ...more

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Jeffrey Skoll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 54
Jeffrey Skoll, OC is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California. With an estimated net worth of $US 3.8 billion, Skoll was ...more

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Steve Mann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 57
Steven Mann is a researcher and inventor best known for his work on computational photography, particularly wearable computing and high dynamic range imaging.

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Bjarni Tryggvason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 73
Bjarni V. Tryggvason is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study ...more

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Gerald Bull is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 62 (1928-1990)
Gerald Vincent Bull was a Canadian engineer who developed long-range artillery. He moved from project to project in his quest to economically launch a satellite using a huge artillery piece, to ...more

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Alfred J. Gross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)
Alfred J. Gross, a.k.a. Irving J. Gross was a pioneer in mobile wireless communication. He created and patented many communications devices, specifically in relation to an early version of the ...more

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Adam Oates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 56
Adam Robert Oates is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and co-head coach for the New Jersey Devils. He played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, St. ...more

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Sandford Fleming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 88 (1827-1915)
Sir Sandford Fleming, KCMG was a Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor. He proposed worldwide standard time zones, designed Canada's first postage stamp, left a huge body of surveying and ...more

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Ralph Gilles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 49
Ralph Victor Gilles is an American-Canadian automobile designer and currently the President and CEO of the SRT Brand and Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler. Gilles, pronounced ...more

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Gordon Cook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Gordon Cook age 40
Gordon Cook is an athlete. He represented Canada in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Bob Rock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 64
Robert Jens "Bob" Rock, is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer best known for producing bands and artists such as Simple Plan, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, ...more

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Daniel Lanois is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 67
Daniel Lanois is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Lanois has released several albums of his own work. However, he is best known for producing albums for a wide ...more

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Edwin H. Colpitts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 77 (1872-1949)
Edwin Henry Colpitts was a communications pioneer best known for his invention of the Colpitts oscillator. As research branch chief for Western Electric in the early 1900s, he and scientists ...more

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Alfred Aho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 77
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

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Alexander Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 70 (1822-1892)
Alexander Mackenzie, PC, a building contractor and newspaper editor, was the second Prime Minister of Canada, from November 7, 1873 to October 8, 1878.

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James Douglas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 81 (1837-1918)
James Douglas was a Canadian born mining engineer and businessman who introduced a number of metallurgical innovations in copper mining and amassed a fortune through the copper mining industry ...more

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Eric Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 73 (1927-2000)
Eric Fawcett, was a professor of physics at the University of Toronto for 23 years. He also co-founded Science for Peace.

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Vahid Tarokh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Vahid Tarokh is an electrical engineer who has contributed to telecommunication, specifically to signal processing for wireless communications.

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Mike Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Mike Shepherd age 42
Mike "Sheppy" Shepherd, born 1977, is a music producer and head engineer of Lakewind Sound. He was born and raised in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated from the ...more

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C. D. Howe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
Dec. at 74 (1886-1960)
Clarence Decatur "C. D." Howe, PC was a powerful Canadian Cabinet minister, representing the Liberal Party. Howe served in the governments of Prime Ministers William Lyon Mackenzie ...more

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Ali Khademhosseini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
age 43
Ali Khademhosseini is an Iranian American-Canadian academic, a Full Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Associate Faculty at Wyss ...more