canada Famous Engineers from Canada

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

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers 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, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study. Many other inventions marked Bell's later ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Elijah McCoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
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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 five-year-old with his family to the United States in 1847, where he lived for the rest of his life and became a US citizen. ...more

Birthplace: Colchester^! Ontario, Canada

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Gregory Chamitoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
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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 days, joining Expedition 18 after Expedition 17 left the station, and returned to Earth 30 November 2008 on STS-126. Chamitoff served as a mission specialist on the STS-134 mission, which was the last flight of Endeavour and delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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Robert Thirsk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from Canada
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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 most time spent in space. He became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2013 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2012. ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

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