Climate change at Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning.

IC3 icon logoThe Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is the focal point for climate change research, training and knowledge mobilization at Waterloo.

IC3 is an interdisciplinary hub with 100+ Waterloo faculty researchers, students, and scientists from partner institutions and government agencies. The centre is also home to several research sub-centres, including: Polar Data Catalogue, Canadian Cryoshperic Information Network, and Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation.

IC3 supports climate change research and innovation in three critical areas:

  1. Aug. 3, 2021Indigenous fire stewardship promotes global biodiversity
    Forest fire

    Disruption of Indigenous-controlled fire use has resulted in high-severity fire activity

    By: Media Relations

    The disruption of Indigenous-controlled fire use at the onset of colonization has resulted in high-severity fire activity, according to a new study by a research team at the University of Waterloo.

  2. July 30, 2021Craig Janes and research team awarded more than 500K in funding
    Craig Janes headshot

    “Impact of flooding on the accessibility and utilization of health services in Western Province, Zambia” project receives more than $500,000 over three years

    Craig Janes is a Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences and a member of IC3 and the Water Institute.

  3. June 30, 2021Robert McLeman lead author of new national report on climate change
    Chapter 9 cover

    International Dimensions chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report released on June 28th, 2021

    Robert McLeman, Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) member and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, is a lead author of the International Dimensions chapter of the Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues Report, released on June 28th, 2021 by the Government of Canada.

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