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. Apr. 8, 2022Open Call for WICI Steering Committee Representation


    Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation is seeking a WICI affiliate faculty member and/or WICI graduate student member (new members welcome), who are interested in complex systems research and enthusiastic about supporting networking and capacity building activities at University of Waterloo, for Steering Committee Representation. Expressions of interest are due April 22, 2022.

  2. Aug. 26, 2020Study finds reopening schools with too many students in classrooms could result in more COVID-19 cases

  3. Mar. 28, 2022WICI Renewed for 5 Years and Welcomes WISIR as a Subcenter

    The Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI) has been approved by the University of Waterloo Senate for another 5 years of operation!

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