Applying complexity science to real-world problems

Welcome to Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation! 

Visit our "About' section for more information about the Institute. For more about complex systems in general, and how WICI core members are applying complex systems in their work, be sure to watch the short videos on our "What are complex systems" page.

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  1. Oct. 8, 2019Fall 2019 Waterloo Institute for Complexity Member Survey

    Fall 2019 Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation Member Survey

     

    As we approach our 10 year renewal date, we are seeking to understand how WICI has served you over the last five years, and what you would like to see from WICI in the years to come.  

  2. Sep. 30, 2019WICI Calls for External Core Member Applications

    Are you or someone you know, an active complex systems scholar outside UW, but in Canada? University of Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI) is seeking applicants for a new category of WICI membership: External Core Membership & External Node Coordinators. We are considering starting a Canadian Network for Complex Systems (CNCS), with our external core members establishing the first nodes.

  3. Aug. 22, 2019WICI Calls for External Core Member & Node Coordinator Applications

    Are you or someone you know, an active complex systems scholar outside UW, but in Canada? University of Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI) is seeking applicants for two new categories of WICI membership: External Core Membership and External Node Coordinator Membership. We are considering starting a Canadian Network for Complex Systems (CNCS), with our external node coordinator members establishing the first nodes.

    A formal letter with background information and application guidelines can be viewed here.

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  1. Oct. 21, 2019Open Format Conversations on Complex Systems hosted by Bill Sutherland
    Photo of whiteboard notes from summer complexity conversations sessions
     

    Bring your thoughts, and join our complexity discussion!

    Through models of mentorship and facilitation we are looking to continue our emergent conversation(s) utilizing the framework of systems and complexity thinking, as we work to create a common language and shared experience of community - the purpose of which is the very process itself.

    Every other Monday in DC 1302 from 1:30-3 p.m.

    Monday September 23rd

    Monday October 7th

    Next Date: Monday October 21st

    Monday November 4th

    Monday November 18th

  2. Nov. 4, 2019Open Format Conversations on Complex Systems hosted by Bill Sutherland
    Photo of whiteboard notes from summer complexity conversations sessions
     

    Bring your thoughts, and join our complexity discussion!

    Through models of mentorship and facilitation we are looking to continue our emergent conversation(s) utilizing the framework of systems and complexity thinking, as we work to create a common language and shared experience of community - the purpose of which is the very process itself.

    Every other Monday in DC 1302 from 1:30-3 p.m.

    Monday September 23rd

    Monday October 7th

    Next Date: Monday October 21st

    Monday November 4th

    Monday November 18th

  3. Nov. 15, 2019WICI Speaker Series: Mary O'Connor
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    WICI Speaker Series: Dr. Mary O'Connor 

    Join WICI on Friday, November 15th from 10 - 12 in DC 1302, as we welcome External Core Member Mary O'Connor, from UBC. 

    There will be a brief reception from 10-10:30, and Mary will present a talk on her current complexity-based work from 10:30-12.

    Please register for this free event on Eventbrite

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