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Robert Foulis

He presented his plan for a steam fog whistle to the Lighthouse Commissioners in 1853. A steam alarm was installed on Partridge Island in 1860 but not until a government report recognized Foulis's earlier contribution did he gain recognition as inventor of the world's first steam-operated fog alarm.

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Robert George Ferguson

Robert George Ferguson, physician (b at Joliette, ND 12 Sept 1883; d at Regina 1 Mar 1964). Ferguson studied arts, theology and medicine at the University of Manitoba and in 1917 became medical superintendent of the Saskatchewan Anti-tuberculosis League at Fort Qu'Appelle.

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Robert Gray

Robert Gray, sea captain, fur trader (born 10 May 1755 in Tiverton, Rhode Island; died in 1806, probably at sea).

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Robert H. Coats

Robert Hamilton Coats, FRSC, statistician, journalist (born 25 July 1874 in Clinton, Ontario; died 7 February 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario). Robert H. Coats was the first Dominion statistician of Canada (see Statistics Canada). He spent 24 years as the country’s chief statistician. During his career, he modernized and expanded Canada’s census and data collection programs.

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Robert Hood

Robert Hood, arctic explorer, artist (b at Portarlington, Ire 1797; d near Starvation Lk, NWT 20 Oct 1821). Hood joined the Royal Navy at age 14. In 1819 his artistic abilities gained him an appointment with the arctic land

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Robert James Manion

Robert James Manion, politician, physician (b at Pembroke, Ont 19 Nov 1881; d at Ottawa 2 July 1943). After receiving a medical degree at Trinity College (Toronto) in 1904, Manion continued training in Edinburgh until 1906, then

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Robert Jordan

Robert (Christopher) Jordan. Guitarist, teacher, b Oxford 22 Jul 1933, naturalized Canadian 1957. He studied violin 1949-52 with Charles de Reyghere in Bedford.

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Robert Methven Petrie

Robert Methven Petrie, astronomer (b at St Andrews, Scot 15 May 1906; d at Victoria 8 Apr 1966). Brought to Canada by his parents in 1911, Petrie became interested in astronomy at high school and was encouraged by J.S. PLASKETT.

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Robert Newton

Robert Newton, plant biochemist, university president (b at Montréal 7 Feb 1889; d at Laguna Hills, Calif 22 Nov 1985), brother of Margaret NEWTON. Robert Newton was one of 5 children; all, including 2 girls, became scientists, and all had PhD qualifications.

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Robert Oliver Sweezey

Robert Oliver Sweezey, engineer, promoter (b at Trois-Rivières, Qué 8 Dec 1883; d at Montréal 13 May 1968). Sweezey was the promoter and president of the massive Beauharnois Light, Heat and Power Corp and of other hydroelectric, forestry and transportation endeavours.

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Robert Palmer Howard

Robert Palmer Howard, physician, educator, medical administrator (b at Montréal 12 Jan 1823; d there 28 Mar 1889). Best remembered as a superb teacher, Howard combined enthusiasm with sincerity and dignity, inspiring his pupils with his own zeal and love for medicine.

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Robert Piché

Robert Piché, civil aviation pilot (b at Mont-Joli 5 Nov 1952). The career of Captain Robert Piché has certainly not been a long smooth flight; the pilot was trained "the hard way" and in often extreme conditions.

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Robert Tait McKenzie

Robert Tait McKenzie, educator, sculptor, orthopedic surgeon, author (b at Almonte, Canada W 26 May 1867; d at Philadelphia, Pa 28 Apr 1938). He was a student at McGill 1885-92, and became well known for rehabilitative methods he developed as a medical officer during WWI.

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Robert William Stewart

Robert William Stewart, scientist (born at Smoky Lake, Alta 21 Aug 1923; died at Victoria, BC, 19 January 2005). Robert Stewart was known internationally for original work in turbulence, oceanography and meteorology, and was a recognized authority on exchange processes between ocean and atmosphere.

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Roberta Bondar

Roberta Lynn Bondar, CC, OOnt, FRSCastronaut, neurologist, physician, educator, photographer (born 4 December 1945 in Sault Ste Marie, ON). Bondar became the first Canadian woman and second Canadian in space when she flew aboard the American space shuttle Discovery in 1992. A doctor specializing in the nervous system, she is a pioneer in space medicine research. Bondar is also an exhibited and published nature photographer. She established The Roberta Bondar Foundation to educate people about environmental protection through art, and she currently serves as one of the organization’s directors.

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Roberta MacAdams Price

Roberta Catherine MacAdams (Price), dietician, educator, army lieutenant, politician (b at Sarnia, Ont 21 July 1881; d at Calgary, Alta 16 December 1959). Roberta MacAdams, along with Louise MCKINNEY, was one of the first women elected to a legislature in the British Empire.

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Roger James Rossiter

Roger James Rossiter, biochemist, neurological scientist (b at Glenelg, Australia 24 July 1913; d at Helsinki, Finland 21 Feb 1976). Rossiter pioneered studies of the nervous system's chemical composition and was prominent in the development of biochemistry in Canada.