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Frederick Newton Gisborne

Frederick Newton Gisborne, telegraph engineer (b at Broughton, Eng 8 Mar 1824; d at Ottawa 30 Aug 1892). At the age of 32, Gisborne completed the first submarine telegraph line in North America, joining Newfoundland across the Cabot Strait with the mainland.

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Frank Forward

Frank Arthur Forward, engineer, educator, inventor (b at Ottawa 9 Mar 1902; d at Vancouver 6 Aug 1972). Known internationally for his metallurgical-process discoveries, Forward was also a prominent educator and science administrator.

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Francis Napier Denison

Francis Napier Denison, weather forecaster, engineer, scientist (b at Toronto, Canada W 19 Apr 1866; d at Victoria 24 June 1946). An innovative scientist, Denison was known to thousands of Victorians as "our weatherman.

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John Convey

John Convey, metallurgist (b at Craghead, Eng 29 Mar 1910; d at Toronto 14 Jan 2006). Having immigrated to Alberta in 1929, he later moved to Ontario, where he earned a PhD in atomic physics at the University of Toronto in 1940.

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Frederic William Cumberland

Frederic William Cumberland, engineer and architect, railway manager and legislator (b at London, Eng 10 April 1820; d at Toronto 5 August 1881). Known in his own day as a railway manager and politician, today he is celebrated as one of Toronto's leading 19th-century architects.

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Gerald Bull

Gerald Vincent Bull, scientist (born 9 March 1928 in at North Bay, ON; died 22 March 1990 in Brussels, Belgium).

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Hamilton Hartley Killaly

Hamilton Hartley Killaly, engineer, civil servant (b at Dublin, Ire 1800; d at Picton, Ont 28 Mar 1874). Killaly attended Trinity College, Dublin, and worked as an engineer on canal projects before immigrating to Upper Canada in 1835.

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Frank Russel Thurston

Frank Russel Thurston, aircraft engineer (b at Chicago, Ill 5 Dec 1914). Thurston's British parents took him at age one to England, where he worked from 1937 at the National Physical Laboratory.

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Joseph-Alphonse Ouimet

Joseph-Alphonse Ouimet, engineer, CBC president (b at Montréal 12 June 1908; d there 20 Dec 1988). Educated at Université de Montréal and McGill, Ouimet worked for a firm developing television and built a prototype TV receiver in 1932.

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Bristow Guy Ballard

Bristow Guy Ballard, research engineer (b at Fort Stewart, Ont 19 June 1902; d at Ottawa 22 Sept 1975). Ballard was educated at Queen's and worked for 5 years on Westinghouse high-speed electric locomotives before joining the National Research Council staff in 1930.

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Robert Brent Thirsk

Robert (Bob) Brent Thirsk, biomedical engineer, astronaut (b at New Westminster, BC 17 Aug 1953). He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Calgary (BSc, 1976) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc, 1978), and he received an MD from McGill University in 1982.

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Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain

Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain, mining engineer, educator (b at Brighton, Eng 9 Aug 1869; d at Toronto 19 Sept 1961). A graduate of U of T who acquired practical mining experience in Europe, he returned to Canada in 1905 as professor of mining and engineering at U of T.

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John Hamilton Parkin

John Hamilton Parkin, aeronautical engineer (b at Toronto 27 Sept 1891; d at Ottawa 14 Nov 1981). After graduating in engineering from University of Toronto, Parkin joined the faculty and worked during WWI on explosives production and aviation under T.R. Loudon.

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John Armistead Wilson

John Armistead Wilson, civil servant, aviation pioneer (b at Broughty Ferry, Scot 2 Nov 1879; d at Ottawa 10 Oct 1954). Trained as an engineer, he became interested in the potential of aviation while in the Department of Naval Services in WWI.

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