Some More 2022 Canadian STEM&M Anniversaries to Celebrate This Year

The 2022 Anniversaries in the History of Canadian Science and Technology.

First posted Friday, February 18, 2022 / Yom shishi, 17 Adar I, 5782.

By David Orenstein

Last month we looked at the various Canadian STEM&M Centennials and Semi-Centennials we can celebrate in 2022. This month let’s look at the decennials (10th, 20th, etc.) and quartocentennials (25th, 75th, etc.), within the past 200 years, that we might happily acknowledge.

10th Anniversaries = Decennials

In 2012, the Canadian Space Agency launched NEOSSat, the first satellite to look for potential earth collision objects.

25th Anniversaries = QuartoCentennials

At Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia amalgamated in 1997.

30th Anniversaries = Tri-Decennials

1992: Quebec City International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) / Congrès international sur l’enseignement des mathématiques (CIEM) à Québec.

Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space on STS42 in 1992.

Aussi en 1992, la montréalaise Julie Payette (et la future Gouverneure-générale) devient astronaute.

60th Anniversaries = Sexti-Decennials

1ère satellite spatiale canadienne l’Alouette lancée dans l’espace, en 1962.

In 1962, the Queen Elizabeth Planetarium in Edmonton, Alberta, lights up.

90th Anniversaries = Novi-Decennials

At the 1932 International Congress of Mathematicians / Congrès international des mathématiciens, in Zurich, Switzerland, University of Toronto Mathematician John Charles Fields’ provided a bequest to finance a pair of medals for high achievement in Mathematics. At the final plenary session on September 12, the Congress voted unanimously to accept Fields’ bequest and named the medals eponymously.

April 18, 1932, Charles J. S. Bethune, died at Toronto, Ontario. He was Professor of Entomology at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario.

125th Anniversaries = QuasquiCentennials

In 1897, the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) met at the University of Toronto.

British Medical Association (BMA) came to Montréal’s McGill University in 1897.

Also in 1897, Sanford Fleming knighted by Queen Victoria, becoming Sir Sandford, Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George.

140th Anniversaries = Quadri-DeciCentennials

The British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) met at the Montréal’s McGill University in 1882.

160th Anniversaries = Sexti-DeciCentennials

The Time Observatory clocks in at Montreal, Canada East, 1862.

170th Anniversaries = Septi-DeciCentennials

In Montreal, Canada East, the Royal Institute and McGill University merge in 1852. The new principal is John William Dawson, a geologist from Nova Scotia.

À Québec, Canada-Est, les classes commencent à l’Université Laval, fils du Séminaire de Québec. Msgr. Louis-Jacques Cassault en fût le premier recteur.

175th Anniversaries = Quartosept-Centennials

In 1847, the first Canadian telegraph was sent, from Toronto, Canada West, to Montreal, Canada East.



Previous CSTHA 2022 Anniversaries Blog Posts

Sandford Fleming’s 195th Birthday, Feb. 11, 2022

Robert Gourlay Publishing Bicentennial, Jan. 28, 2022.

2022 Centennials etc. and Semicentennials, etc. Jan. 14, 2022.

New Year (2022) and New Month (Shevat 5782), Jan. 3, 2022.

Call for 2022 Anniversaries Contributions, Dec. 21, 2022.