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Visit to Calgary- Book Ingenious

April 3, 2017

Governor General to Present Ingenious in Calgary

OTTAWA— His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Calgary on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, with co-author Tom Jenkins to present their new book Ingenious, at the Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building, at the University of Calgary, at 5 p.m. (MDT). 

During an on-stage conversation hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calgary, the Governor General and Mr. Jenkins will speak about Ingenious. The conversation, which will be available live on, will be followed by a question period and the evening will conclude with a book-signing. The Governor General and Mr. Jenkins will also examine an innovation showcase of projects developed at, or in collaboration with, the University of Calgary.

Published simultaneously in English and French by Signal/McClelland & Stewart (a division of Penguin Random House Canada) and Les Éditions La Presse, Ingenious is a book about hundreds of Canadian innovations that have made the world a smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier and happier place. The co-authors have worked hard to make sure this collection illustrates the range and depth of innovations that Canadians have given to the world. Ingenious categorizes these innovations by the impact they have made on the world, from the light bulb, the propeller, the electric radio and the zipper, to the life jacket, the basketball, peanut butter and Superman.


Media information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0249 (cell)

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