Professor Rector is a published author, public speaker, and a recently retired Professor of Electronics Engineering.
From a life-long passion for Canadian inventors and technology, Professor Mark Rector been inspiring his college students for 18 years with his tales of great Canadian inventors. Now he is speaking across the country about his smash bestseller “OH CANADA! Our Home and Inventive Land!” His talks have included many of the intriguing stories, poignant tales, and the truly wonderful spirit of Canadian ingenuity. From the tragedy of the Avro Arrow, to the triumph of millions saved by the pacemaker. From the touching determination of a blind quadriplegic from NS that invents the wheelchair bus, to the complexity of the most intricate and dexterous robot ever built! The Canadarm conquered the difficulty of building a space station in outer space, and the story of this professor’s project with four students that made history with a world’s first of their own to conquer space!