The rmand Bom­bardier Mu­seum un­veils the To­tally enius ex­hibit

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TheJ. Ar­mand Bom­bardier Mu­seum un­veiled its new ex­hibit, To­tally Ge­nius, to the pub­lic to­day. It of­fers a com­plete over­view of in­no­va­tions in one of the Mu­seum’s most favoured in­dus­tries trans­porta­tion.

isitors are wel­come to come and dis­cover the in­no­va­tions of in­ven­tors from near and far that en­abled man to travel and defy the forces of Na­ture such as wa­ter, wind, and snow. Just as Leonardo Da inci at­tempted to con uer the sky and JosephAr­mand Bom­bardier tack­led the harsh­ness of win­ter.

To­day’s new gen­er­a­tion of sci­en­tists are faced with novel chal­lenges such as our de­pen­dence on pol­lu­tion-pro­duc­ing en­ergy sources. Stu­dents from the cole de tech­nolo­gie supérieure ( TS) present two pro­to­types that run on green en­ergy: Chi­nook, a wind-pow­ered ve­hi­cle, and Omer, a hu­man­pow­ered sub­ma­rine. Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the TS, Pierre Du­mouchel, em­pha­sized that, through their ac­tive in­volve­ment in sci­ence clubs and ex­per­i­ments, our stu­dents also demon­strate great pas­sion and con­vic­tion in mas­ter- ing the el­e­ments to make them our al­lies

The ex­hi­bi­tion also takes a global per­spec­tive on in­ge­nu­ity, pre­sent­ing 57 in­ven­tors, sci­en­tists, and de­sign­ers in­ducted into the Cana­dian Sci­ence and En­gi­neer­ing Hall of Fame, a trav­el­ling ex­hi­bi­tion from the Cana­dian Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Mu­seum, where the Hall of Fame is per­ma­nently housed.

The

sci­en­tists, engi- neers, and in­no­va­tors in­ducted into the Hall of Fame won­der­fully il­lus­trate the fact that the achieve­ments of the sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal com­mu­nity in Canada can com­pete with the best in the world, said Pres­i­dent of the Canada Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Mu­se­ums Cor­po­ra­tion, Fer­nand Proulx. The Hall of Fame’s ob­jec­tive is to pay trib­ute to Cana­di­ans who have made an out­stand- ing con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety through the ad­vance­ment of sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing. These ex­cep­tional in­di­vid­u­als will serve as role mod­els for youth of Canada to get them in­ter-

ested in ca­reers in sci­ence, en­gi­neer­ing, and tech­nol­ogy.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion’s of­fi­cial spokesper­son, Marc Trudel, Cana­dian cham­pion of magic and first re­cip­i­ent of the Michel Cail­loux Grand Prize, be­lieves that ev­ery­one can have a flash of ge­nius. “We are all to­tally ge­nius, each in our own way. We just need to be cre­ative and de­ter­mined to at­tain the goals we set for our­selves. Af­ter all, be­ing to­tally ge­nius isn’t rocket sci­ence!”

“We are par­tic­u­larly proud of To­tally Ge­nius, it’s a dy­namic, in­ven­tive, and in­spir­ing ex­hi­bi­tion. We hope that lit­tle sparks of ge­nius will mul­ti­ply here in the mu­seum, and also in the homes of our vis­i­tors,” said Lyne Lavoie, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the J. Ar­mand Bom­bardier Foun­da­tion.

To­tally Ge­nius will be on dis­play at the J. Ar­mand Bom­bardier Mu­seum un­til April 2015.

Photo cour­tesy

Stu­dents from the cole de tech­nolo­gie supérieure de Mon­tréal with their pro­to­types Chi­nook et Omer.

Marc Trudel is the spokesper­son for the Ge­nius ex­hibit at the Bom­bardier Mu­seum.

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