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Engineering

BlackBerry

The catapult to the future. Nineteen ninety-six stands as the opening year in our era of anytime-anywhere communications. That...

Wonderbra

The power of the push-up. Some products are so potent their names have defined a category. Think Kleenex for...

Telephone

The talking telegraph. The telegraph seems like such an ancient device. Encoded messages made up of dots and dashes...

Dump Truck

The quick spill. Perhaps the greatest time-saver for the modern labourer is—of all things—the good ol’ dump truck. Think...

Foghorn

The coded voice of danger. The lower the frequency of a musical note, the farther that note can be...

Bonnie Mallard

2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards Winner Bonnie Mallard is a professor of immunogenetics in the Department of Pathobiology, Ontario...

Audra Renyi

2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards Winner Audra Renyi is the executive director of the non-profit World Wide Hearing and...

Paul Santerre

2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards Winner Paul Santerre is a chemical engineer. He co-founded Interface Biologics Inc., a Toronto-based...

Igloo

The ingenious structure. Engineers and architects have found few structures more intriguing than the traditional home of the Inuit peoples of...