David Johnston’s vision of “smart and caring” Canada began at Waterloo

Recently, I was honoured to be interviewed for a feature in the Waterloo Region Record celebrating His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The University of Waterloo’s former president and frequent visitor, Johnston drew inspiration from our community’s spirit of co-operation and creative thinking.

Waterloo has always encouraged innovation, from our creator-owned intellectual property policy to our world-leading co-operative education program. Our work improves lives, as we tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges, such as ensuring clean drinking water and affordable energy for global communities. Johnston extended this “smart and caring” vision to all of Canada.  As he prepares to retire following this celebratory year for Canada, his ideas will no doubt continue to shape our country.

In case you missed it, I think you will enjoy the full article:  Johnston’s call to be ‘smart and caring’ was built at UW

David Johnston and Feridun Hamdullahpur

Johnston joins Feridun Hamdullahpur at the book launch for Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, and Happier.  Johnston co-wrote the book on Canadian innovation with Tom Jenkins, chancellor of the University of Waterloo and chairman of OpenText Corporation.

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