Famous Canadian Electrical Engineers

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Julie Payette
(29th Governor General of Canada Who Served from 2017 to 2021)
Julie Payette
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Canadian engineer and astronaut Julie Payette has been the Governor General of Canada from 2017 to 2021. She was initially a research scientist and then joined the Canadian Space Agency, eventually completing two spaceflights. Payette resigned as governor general after a workplace review accused her of workplace harassment.
Garrett Camp
(Innovator & Entrepreneurs)
Garrett Camp
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calgary

Tech magnate Garrett Camp made headlines in 2020 when he quit his position of board director of Uber, a company co-founded by him, to focus on its product strategy. Camp has also formed companies such as StumbleUpon and the start-up incubator Expa Labs, and is part of The Giving Pledge.

Lawrence A. Hyland
(American Electrical Engineer Who Played an Important Role in the Invention of Radar)
Lawrence A. Hyland
Birthdate: August 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: November 24, 1989

Lawrence A. Hyland was an American electrical engineer who made significant contributions that led to the invention of radar. He is best known for turning Hughes Aircraft, which was viewed by Howard Hughes as nothing more than a hobby shop, into one of the world’s best-known technology companies. Hyland also played an important role in the development of doppler radar.

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