Earlier this month, an old friend visited the University of Waterloo. The Right Honourable David Johnston, former President of UWaterloo and former Governor General of Canada, joined faculty, students and members of the local community at the School of Optometry & Vision Science to speak about trust in our nation, the topic of his 2018 book, Trust.
In a fireside chat with current President and Vice-Chancellor Vivek Goel, Johnston discussed the deterioration of trust that he observed even before the pandemic. When asked how to re-build that trust, Johnston suggested we begin with empathy, a concept he’s exploring in his next book. To build empathy, he encouraged individuals, especially young people, to embrace curiosity and strive to understand other perspectives.
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