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City of Kitchener’s digital storytelling tour features School of Pharmacy as a stop

Thursday, July 27, 2017

School of Pharmacy behind Made in Kitchener Stop 9 sign for Innovation DistrictThe School of Pharmacy was pleased to partner with the City of Kitchener to support the Made in Kitchener walking tour. Made in Kitchener is a digital storytelling tour with stops around downtown Kitchener.

At each location, signs with QR codes link walkers to websites that include videos and stories from the city’s industrial past.  The sign for stop nine is displayed at the Health Sciences Campus, between the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and the McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Called the Innovation District, the website for stop nine celebrates the cycle of mass manufacturing giving way to knowledge-based industries like universities, Google, and Desire2Learn. Walkers can hear from Orville Thacker, a tire builder at the BF Goodrich plant that used to stand where the School of Pharmacy is today.

If you’re interested in learning more about Kitchener’s past and growth, stop by the School of Pharmacy and pick up a Made in Kitchener walking tour guide.