Four remarkable scientists join the 44 forty-four scientists and innovators who have been inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Dr. George C. Laurence (1905-1987), Dr. Henry Norman Bethune (1890-1939), and the team of Dr. James Till (1931- ) and Dr. Ernest McCulloch (1926- ).
The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame honours individuals whose outstanding scientific or technological achievements have made a significant contribution to Canadian society.
Since its creation in 1991, the Hall of Fame has been known for the high calibre of its membership, and has served as a reminder to all young Canadians of the possibility of conducting exceptional scientific and engineering research in this country.
The induction ceremony was planned during National Science and Technology Week to highlight the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and Canada’s ongoing role as a world leader in innovation.