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“Each of our countries has a long history of resilience, the world has not done well betting against our people,” began United States ambassador to Canada David Jacobson Feb. 29 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo.

People from across Waterloo, including notables such as former co-CEO of Research in Motion Jim Balsillie, gathered at CIGI to discuss the Canada-U.S. innovation partnership.

“Innovation has been the engine of economic growth for millennia, entire civilizations have been built on innovative ideas,” said Jacobson as he made reference to a New York Times article by Jon Gertner, which he discussed throughout...

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