News archive - March 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Carbide Willson was a great Canadian inventor

By John Motz
 
While we take for granted bright electric lighting for our vehicles and in our homes, over 100 years ago it was the work of a little-known Canadian inventor which helped pave the way for a type of illumination which outshone electric light.
 
The light was the bright flame of burning acetylene and the Canadian inventor was Thomas Leopold (“Carbide”) Willson.
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Peter Russell wins Ontario Heritage Award

by Sharon McFarlane, interim Communications Officer, Faculty of Science
 

Peter Russell (left, the one flashing the smaller set of teeth), curator of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Museum, was named a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s

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