From insulin to the electric wheelchair: Canadian innovations made the world a better place
Governor General and OpenText chair present co-authored book at the University of Waterloo
Governor General and OpenText chair present co-authored book at the University of WaterlooBy Staff University Relations
It’s hard to imagine clothing today without the zipper, or buying eggs at the grocery store without the carton. And life without the lightbulb would be considerably darker. What you may not know is all of these inventions are Canadian.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Tom Jenkins, chairman of OpenText Corporation, have crafted a richly illustrated book of groundbreaking Canadian innovations whose widespread adoption have made the world a better place.
The Governor General and Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston will visit Waterloo Region this week. As part of their visit, His Excellency and Jenkins will present their new book Ingenious: How Canadian innovators made the world smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier and happier at the University of Waterloo. Jenkins is chancellor of the University.
Join the authors as they discuss ways in which Canadian innovators have made our world a better place during an on-stage conversation with Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. A question-and-answer period and book-signing session will follow the discussion.
Published simultaneously in English and French by Signal/McClelland & Stewart (a division of Penguin Random House Canada) and Les Éditions La Presse, Ingenious illustrates the range and depth of innovations that Canadians have given the world. The book categorizes these innovations by the impact they have made on our society, from basketball to the life jacket to peanut butter and more.
The free public event will take place Tuesday, April 25 at 9 a.m. in the Sedra Student Design Centre, Engineering 5, University of Waterloo. Please register to reserve your seat. The event will also stream live online.