Entries by alexbenay

Canada’s Spirit of Innovation │ Topic: Canadian Railway Innovators and Innovations

Imagine two bands of steel, running side by side for thousands of kilometers—for 6,351 kilometers! And always unerringly parallel—a constant 1,435 millimeters apart—for every 6,351,000 meters of the distance. From Nova Scotia to British Columbia, the Canadian Pacific Railway is not just a remarkable accomplishment of planning, engineering, and manpower, it also served to bind together disparate parts of the new country.

Canada’s Spirit of Innovation │ Topic: Canadian Space Innovations

The Big Two have done the lion’s share of Space exploration and travel since Sputnik blasted into orbit 58 years ago. Since then, America and the U.S.S.R./Russia have been joined in Space by satellites, spacecraft, or astronauts from more than 70 countries. In 1962, Canada became the third country after the U.S.S.R. (1957) and the U.S.A. (1958) to have its own domestically built satellite orbiting Earth.

Celebrating great Canadian scientific innovators: moving forward

As you may have read in the media, some members of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame Selection Committee recently resigned, citing the lack of female nominees as the reason for their departure.

Welcome to my new blog

Welcome to my new blog. I hope you’ll find it interesting enough to visit regularly. We certainly have not had any shortage of important developments at the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) since I first started here. So if the trend continues, I’m confident this space should make for some interesting reading in the months and years to come.