Supporting the transition to a resilient, low carbon future
The University of Waterloo's Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is one of Canada’s leading climate institutes. IC3 is a hub that brings together hundreds of scientists and students exploring innovative research and education that empowers business, government and civil society to respond effectively to climate change.
University of Waterloo’s unique combination of strengths and depth of expertise allows us to deal head-on with the complexity and interconnectedness of social, political and technological dimensions of the climate crisis.
Our expertise and focus
Our three core areas of research and innovation are developed through lenses of equity, justice, governance, health and well-being to create truly impactful solutions for this existential global challenge.
Congratulations to IC3 members, David Clausi, Jonathan Li, and Chao Tan, who were elected as Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service, and are committed to ensuring that Canada’s engineering expertise and experience are applied to the benefit of all Canadians.
Congratulations to IC3 members, Allison Kelly, Daniel Henstra, Peter Johnson and Warren Dodd, who were awarded funding by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support research that addresses environmental inequality, economic sustainability and Indigenous language revitalization.
The World Health Organization (WHO) latest report, Measuring the Climate Resilience of Health Systems, supports efforts to prepare for the health systems challenges posed by climate change. Read the report co-authored by IC3 member Peter Berry and University of Waterloo PhD candidate Paddy Enright.