In 1999, Roman Baldur, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo, created the IBIS (Integrated Ballistics Identification System). It was a combination of a computer-enhanced bullet and cartridge identification system for comparing and identifying bullets after being fired. Originally from Poland, Roman was was an innovator and recipient of the Ernest C. Manning Innovations Award in the field of Forensic Science (1999).
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.
Convertible Baby Carriage
This convertible sleigh was patented in 1912 and sold by Beilstein & Kranz Manufacturers of Berlin.
Under the direction of Nyle Ludolph, a pilot project began in Kitchener’s Centre Ward neighbourhood. Within the first month, three times the anticipated amount of recycling was collected.