Robert Mundell, who was chair of economics at the University of Waterloo in the 1970s, laid the groundwork for the introduction of the Euro through his work in monetary dynamics and optimum currency forms. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1999.
1960s - An era of Optimism
This optimism and enthusiasm about the technology of the future is reflected in some of the ideas that came out of Waterloo Region at this time.
The story of the Onward Manufacturing Company from Kitchener is a classic example of a company that innovates through adaptability.