With the end of World War II, a new society emerged.
People were excited about what kind of world modern science was opening up before them, but they were also increasingly pragmatic. The stage had been set for young people to move away from more traditional roles of the past and make a new future for themselves.
It was in this environment that the University of Waterloo was founded in 1957. The University offered practical training in engineering and computer sciences.
Similarly, agriculture saw a move towards a more scientific approach to farming with advancements such as artificial insemination.
Waterloo Region was moving along a trajectory of creative thinking and risk taking.