Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame was a permanent exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Founded in 1991, the Hall of Fame honoured individuals whose scientific or technological achievements have had long-term implications for Canadians. Canadian scientists and innovators inducted in the Hall of Fame, include Maude Abbott, Wilder Penfield, Sir Sandford Fleming, Hugh Le Caine and Elsie MacGill. The Hall of Fame was retired in 2017.

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame was a permanent exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Founded in 1991, the Hall of Fame honoured individuals whose scientific or technological achievements have had long-term implications for Canadians. Canadian scientists and innovators inducted in the Hall of Fame, include Maude Abbott, Wilder Penfield, Sir Sandford Fleming, Hugh Le Caine and Elsie MacGill. The Hall of Fame was retired in 2017.

Exhibition and Web Site

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame was a permanent, interactive exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. The Hall of Fame highlighted the achievements and contributions of Canadian scientists and engineers. The museum also incorporated a virtual Hall of Fame into its website, which ensured that information was available to all Canadians with access to the Internet.

History

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame was originally created in 1991 through a joint project of the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the National Research Council of Canada. Over time, it evolved to become a key part of the Canada Science and Technology Museum and was expanded and incorporated into the museum's Innovation Canada exhibit.

New members were inducted into the Hall of Fame annually. The public could submit nominations, which were reviewed by a selection committee. In 2015, two members of the selection committee resigned as no women were nominated for the second year in a row.

In 2017, it was announced that the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame would be retired and replaced with the STEAM Horizon Awards program. The STEAM Horizon Awards promote youth involvement in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.