The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame is a permanent exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum that honours individuals whose outstanding scientific or technological achievements have had long-term implications for Canadians.

There are currently 34 Canadian scientists and innovators recognized in the Hall of Fame, including Maude Abbott, Wilder Penfield, Sir Sandford Fleming and Hugh Le Caine.

Exhibition and Web Site

A permanent, interactive exhibition at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa highlights the achievements of the members of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame. The museum has also incorporated a virtual Hall of Fame into its Web site, which ensures that the information is 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. Since then, it has evolved to become a key part of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and was expanded and incorporated into the museum's new Innovation Canada exhibition earlier this year. The annual induction of new members into the Hall of Fame has also grown from a simple announcement in the early days to a major event at the museum, newly augmented this year with a full weekend of public programming.


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