Trudeau applauds uWaterloo’s entrepreneurship, diversity in Davos

January 21, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed government and business stakeholders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland yesterday, and praised the University of Waterloo as an important driver for Canada’s economic future. During his speech, Trudeau explicitly distanced himself from the previous government’s emphasis on natural resources. Instead, he highlighted Canada’s ability to thrive in the rapidly changing world of technological innovation, praising the University of Waterloo both for its diversity and for the success its graduates have found in tech hubs like Silicon Valley. The university "has high intellectual standards,” he said, "and it values entrepreneurship. But diversity is its indispensable ingredient. Waterloo's students come from everywhere. Fully half the graduate engineering students are international." CBC | Windsor Star (CP) | The Record