University of Waterloo professor John Thompson discovered the gene called Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 5A (eIF5A) which appears to control cell death or survival.
Robert Mundell The Euro
In the 1970s, Robert Mundell chair of economics at the University of Waterloo at the time, laid the groundwork for the introduction of the Euro.
Wil-Tel Automatic Oil Signal
In 1924, Kitchener’s own Wilfrid H. Schlee invented the signal light on a car’s instrument panel that warns a driver of low oil pressure.
Blue Box Program
When city-wide recycling in Kitchener was launch in 1983, the blue box was its cornerstone.