Canadian Inventions

Canadian Invention List

By |November 30th, 2015|

One Canadian invention after another has changed the world. Here are just a few that have helped to connect us, entertain us, and make our […]

Elsie MacGill Invents New Airplane

By |November 30th, 2015|

Elsie MacGill once said, “I was always a sort of Miss Fix-it around the house. I was interested in radio work so I started out […]

Jacques Plante Invents the Hockey Goalie Mask, 1959

By |November 22nd, 2015|

Jacques Plante, hockey legend and goalie for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team (1954-1963), designed and built the first-ever fibreglass mask in 1956 to protect himself from […]

Grace Murray Hopper, Invents the Computer Compiler, 1943

By |September 25th, 2015|

Computer technology took a huge leap forward when American and pioneer computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper invented the first compiler, which laid the ground work […]

Olivia Poole Invents the Jolly Jumper, 1910

By |September 25th, 2015|

Olivia Poole (1889-1975) proves the old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention.”

In the early 1950s, Olivia was a mother of seven young children, […]

Google Science Fair Winner Hayley Todesco

By |September 9th, 2015|

Congratulations Hayley Todesco! This 18 year-old from Calgary, Alberta is the 2014 Google Science Fair winner in the 17-18 year-old category. AND, in another competition, […]