At University Magazine, we are very proud to be Canadian; as a Canadian startup, we highlight Canadian values in our Content every day. Happy Birthday Canada! As we celebrate our 151 birthday, let us take a moment to reflect on all that makes us proud to be Canadian. From our endless natural beauty to our strong sense of community to our history of peaceful multiculturalism, there are plenty of reasons to be proud of our great country.
Canada is a place where people from all corners of the world can come together and build a better life. We are a country that upholds the values of democracy, human rights, and freedom. And we are a nation that is always looking forward, constantly striving to make life better for everyone who calls Canada home.
So today, on Canada’s birthday, let us all take a moment to celebrate everything that makes us Canadian. Let’s raise a flag and sing “O Canada” with pride.
Here is why you should be proud to be Canadian.
7. The Walkie Talkie
Although the author and inventor Donald L. Hings is commonly credited for the Walkie Talkie, the device was made at Hings’ CM&S company in t937 and was promoted as an “extension.” When World War II began, Hings moved to Ottawa to develop the Walkie Talkie for military use.
6. Peanut Butter
A Montreal pharmacist named Marcellus Gilmore Edson patented Peanut Butter in 1884. He wanted to create a nutty food paste for people who couldn’t chew. Ironic since a slice of bread with peanut butter on it makes for a lot of chewing. Later, John Harvey Kellogg, the creator of corn flakes, patented another method for creating peanut butter.
Jerry Siegel, the author of Superman, is American. But the artist credited with his iconic blue and red tights and red cape is Canadian Joe Shuster. In 1932, Superman changed millions of children’s lives by helping to popularize comic books and leading to the creation of characters like Batman, Captain America, and Captain Marvel, all of which gave birth to the modern characters we know and love today.
In 1891, a Canadian physical education teacher wrote down 13 rules for a game with his students. Dr. James Naismith, ever the modest Canadian, declined to call the sports Naismith Ball and the sport became known as basketball. Other schools began playing the game and making it famous around the globe. When it started, baskets extended at both ends of the court were solid.
3. Discovery of Stem Cells
In 1961, Dr. James Till and Dr. Robert McCulloch went into history by demonstrating that they could transplant stem cells. Since then, these cells have not been assigned an identifier to a person who could potentially have extraordinary effects. Meanwhile, today, research on stem cells is an integral part of many medical breakthroughs.
Before Frederick Banting, Charles Best, and John James Rickard Macleod discovered insulin, diabetes was a dangerous condition. Banting initiated the medical idea that the pancreas is responsible for secreting insulin to facilitate digestion by using a pet as an example. Removing the animal’s pancreas could cause diabetes and prove to the scientific community that they were right.
1. The Telephone
Alexander Graham Bell moved from Scotland to Canada as a child. As many Canadians would know, he invented the telephone, one of the significant technological advances of the 20th century, which enabled instant worldwide communication. However, as a scientist, Bell found his most famous invention to intrude on his real work, including the metal detector.