Some great news out of McMaster University today: two students have won the top prize at a US Inventors competition for a glove that assists the wearer during CPR.
It's another example of the sharp, young minds right here in our city. These are the types of new economy, next generation young people that Hamilton consistently trains and then loses once they complete university.
It is this demographic that we should be looking to and learning from when we make decisions about our city, not the old boys club from the 1950s.
You'd be sure to find 99 out of 100 students like this very keen on seeing light rail in Hamilton, along with a 24 hour downtown core full of great shops, condos and vibrant public spaces.
New technology companies and high environmental standards would also be high on their list in determining this city's quality of life.
If we ever expect to keep these bright young minds we had better start changing the way we run this city.
In the meantime, we can pat ourselves on the back for offering world-class educational experiences, and then pat our graduates on the back as they leave town.
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