INVENTIONS & INVENTORS

Jacques Plante Invents the Hockey Goalie Mask, 1959

By |November 22nd, 2017|

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, 2017|

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 […]

Margaret Knight Invents a Machine to Make Flat Bottom Paper Bags

By |September 8th, 2017|

From a very young age, American Margaret Knight (1838-1914) liked to build things. She came up with her first invention when she was just twelve […]

Canadian Invention List

By |February 7th, 2017|

One Canadian invention after another has changed the world we live in. Here are just a few inventions that have helped to connect us, entertain […]

GoldieBlox: Move over boys, girls build too!

By |December 30th, 2016|

I’m so glad that GoldieBlox was invented. A couple of years ago I attended my niece’s graduation ceremony. She had just completed an undergraduate degree […]