30 Scientists | The Canadian Encyclopedia


30 Scientists

​To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that make us proud to be Canadian, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists.

Canadians are super smart (we just don’t like to brag about it). Among the numerous scientific minds this country has produced, some, like David Suzuki and Sir Frederick Banting , are household names. Others are lesser known, but deserve equal celebration. For example, Elizabeth MacGill , the first woman electrical engineer to graduate from the University of Toronto , went on to design fighter planes during the Second World War. Nobel laureate Richard Edward Taylor discovered “gluons,” or the pieces of a proton that bind it together. Read on to discover the work of 30 of Canada’s greatest scientists.