Famous Scientists from Canada

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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  • Alan Nursall

    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.
  • Alexander Graham Bell
    Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first ...more
  • Alfred Aho
    Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Timmins, Canada
    Alfred Vaino Aho (born August 9, 1941) 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 ...more
  • Alfred Needler
    Dec. at 92 (1906-1998)
    Alfred Walker Holinshead Needler (1906 – 4 September 1998) was a Canadian scientist, administrator, diplomat and statesman. Alfred Needler was instrumental in establishing research for estimating ...more
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    Ali Khademhosseini (born October 30, 1975, Tehran, Iran) is the Levi Knight Endowed Professor at the University of California-Los Angeles. He holds a multi-departmental professorship in ...more