About the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is the focal point for climate change research, training, and knowledge mobilization at the University of Waterloo. IC3 is a hub with over 110 researchers from all six University faculties, hundreds of students, and scientists from partner institutions and government agencies, including Wilfrid Laurier University, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and Natural Resources Canada. 

Our mission is to elevate and enhance the impact of innovative interdisciplinary research and education that empowers business, government and civil society to respond effectively to climate change. We achieve this by bringing together our research community and partners around strategic research and training priorities that advance climate change solutions at the local, national, and international scales.

IC3 member expertise and research spans three core areas of climate change research:

Our research also considers critical cross-cutting themes of equity and justice, governance, as well as health and well-being. 

Our office is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. We acknowledge that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples, and our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses and throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo region through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within the Office of Indigenous Relations.

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