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
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    Fall 2019 Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation Member Survey

  2. Oct. 21, 2019WICI Support for University of Waterloo Trailblazer Fund Applications

    Round Two for the University of Waterloo Interdisicplinary Trailblazer Fund

    The Associate Vice-President, Interdisciplinary Research and the Vice-President, Research and International are pleased to announce Round 2 for the University of Waterloo Interdisciplinary Trailblazer Fund.

  3. 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.

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  1. Mar. 27, 2020WICI Talk: Raja Sengupta
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    Join WICI on Friday, March 27th from 2-4 p.m. as we welcome Dr. Raja Sengupta for his talk on Geospatial Technologies.

    We welcome our guests for an informal reception (light refreshements provided) at 2, followed by the talk at 2:30.

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