Waterloo, ON - It might have had something to do with sitting beside David Johnston, president of the University of Waterloo, at a luncheon yesterday. But it was also the community on the whole that caused Gabriele Sardo, the ambassador of Italy to Canada, to remark on his visit to Waterloo that he never expected "to discover something very weird about myself. I felt like going back to school at (age) 62."

Sardo had been engaged in a lively, stimulating chat with Johnston and after the UW president had to leave early, he joked that he could see "an energy halo"...

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