Two remarkable scientists join 40 scientists and innovators recognized in the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are geneticist Louis Siminovitch and physicist Richard E. Taylor.
There are currently 40 scientists, engineers, and researchers recognized in the Hall of Fame, including John Polanyi, Maude Abbot, Sir Sandford Fleming and Joseph Armand Bombardier. Each spring, new members are added to the permanent gallery at the Canada Science and Technology Museum and on its website sciencetech.technomuses.ca.
“Since its creation in 1991, the Hall of Fame has been known for the high calibre of its members, and has served as a reminder to all young Canadians of the possibilities of doing great scientific and engineering work in this country”, said Mr. Claude Faubert, Director General of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame is a central part of the Innovation Canada exhibition. This is where the Museum honours individuals whose outstanding scientific or technological achievements have made a significant contribution to Canadian society.
"This year's inductees to the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame are outstanding examples of the exciting and valuable contributions that Canadians make to our knowledge and understanding of our world,” says Paul Lewis, President & General Manager, Discovery Channel Canada and keynote speaker at the induction ceremony.
“From the inner workings of the human body to the smallest particles in the universe, our scientists are pioneers in their fields who have built international reputations while furthering Canada's profile as a dynamic centre for innovation and excellence.” Mr. Lewis continues.
The achievements of these individuals have been so remarkable, and their contribution to society so great that the Museum hopes that all Canadians will be aware of these accomplishments.
Sharing Canada’s rich collections of objects related to transportation, natural resources, communications, space, energy, manufacturing and industry, the Canada Science and Technology Museum helps Canadians explore the rich connections among science, technology, and culture.
A public meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation will be held Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium.