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Alexander Graham Bell: One of the World’s Greatest Inventors

Alexander Graham Bell is generally regarded as one of the greatest inventors of the 19th and 20th century and is best remembered for inventing the telephone.

Alexander MacKenzie: Canada’s Greatest Explorer

Moving into March, the better weather is (hopefully) starting to arrive and it’s the perfect time of year to get out there and explore the great outdoors

Alice Munro: Canada’s Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro is one of Canada's brightest literary stars and her work has established her as one of the greatest living writers of fiction. She also has the honour of being Canada's sole recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was won in 2013.

James Naismith: The Scottish-Canadian Who Invented Basketball

January is a month filled with good intentions, as people greet the New Year with resolutions to achieve over the next 12 months.

Nellie McClung & Agnes MacPhail: The Vanguards of Canadian Politics

At the heart of the suffragist movement in Canada were two strong-willed Scottish-Canadians called Nellie McClung and Agnes MacPhail.

Norman McLaren: The Animation Pioneer Who Changed The Film Industry

Norman McLaren is a Scottish-Canadian animator, director and producer who was known as a pioneer and innovator in the film industry.

Sir John A. Macdonald: Son of Scotland, Father of Canada

It's impossible to write about the history of Canada without mentioning Sir John A. Macdonald. A proud Scotsman, Macdonald served as Canada's first (and third) Prime Minister.

The CPR: The Four Scotsmen Who Blazed A Trail Across Canada

On the 7th November 1885 in Craigellachie, British Columbia, Scotsman Donald Smith was given the honour of driving in the last spike on the newly-formed Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). The track united British Columbia, isolated in the west of Canada, with the east and remains a popular symbol of national unity in Canada to this day.

The Hector Settlers: Creating a ‘New Scotland’ in Canada

244 years ago, on 15 September 1773, the town of Pictou in Nova Scotia welcomed nearly 200 Scottish settlers on board the ship, Hector. The landing of this famous ship is popularly regarded as one of the earliest arrivals of Scottish settlers to Canada.

The University Founders: The Scotsmen That Shaped Canada’s Higher Education

In the month of October, some things can always be counted on across Scotland and Canada. Autumn begins to take a firm hold, turning the leaves incredible shades of gold, scarlet and orange. Also, university campuses bustle as the new academic year gets into full flow.

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