Thursday, May 16, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
silhouettes of adults in a seminar

 

New this term, University of Waterloo graduate students will discuss their complex systems work during a monthly seminar. Join us for a 20 minute talk, followed by a 20-minute discussion and feedback opportunity. Afterwards, everyone who is able is welcome to meet at the Graduate House for food and socializing from 6 p.m. onward. 

This month, Jude H. Kurniawan talks about 'Visualizing different perspectives of energy scenarios' on Thursday, May 16 from 4:30-5:30 in EV3 3401. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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WICI Complex Systems Student Project Symposium for Graduate and Undergraduate students

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
WICI Grad Symposium

Please join the WICI Community in listening to and celebrating our three WICI Graduate Fellowship recipients:

Amanda Raffoul: Are we (unintentionally) doing more harm than good? Systems Approaches to the Prevention of Eating-and-Weight-Related Disorders

Kevin Church: The Hidden Geometry of Complex Dynamics and How to Exploit It

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 — 10:30 AM EST
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Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation - Fall 2019 Visioning Session

Tuesday December 3, 2019

10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
EV3 4327

What does WICI mean for you?  What would you like it to be in future?  We need your input!

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 6:30 PM EST
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Attention University of Waterloo Students: Call for Abstracts

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST
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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 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Monday September 23rd

Monday October 7th

Monday October 21st

Monday November 4th

Next Date: Monday November 18th (DC 1302)

Friday, November 15, 2019 — 10:00 AM EST
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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.

Monday, November 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST
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 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Monday September 23rd

Monday October 7th

Monday October 21st

Monday November 4th

Next Date: Monday November 18th (DC 1302)

Monday, October 21, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT
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 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Monday September 23rd

Monday October 7th

Monday October 21st

Monday November 4th

Next Date: Monday November 18th (DC 1302)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Join WICI on Wednesday, October 9th in QNC 1501 for our next Speaker Series with Michael Varnum. 

Reception will be from 12-12:30 and the talk will be from 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided - please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Monday, October 7, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT
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 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Monday September 23rd

Monday October 7th

Monday October 21st

Monday November 4th

Next Date: Monday November 18th (DC 1302)

Monday, September 23, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT
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 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Monday September 23rd

Monday October 7th

Monday October 21st

Monday November 4th

Next Date: Monday November 18th (DC 1302)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Cover of Origins book

WICI brings Lewis Dartnell, author of 'The Knowledge' back to Waterloo to discuss his newest book, 'Origins'. A panel discussion about 'biophysical vs. socio-ecological drivers of cultural evolution' with Prof. Vanessa Schweizer and Prof. Igor Grossmann will follow Dartnell's discussion.
 

Date: Tuesday September 17th, 2019
Reception: 10:00 a.m (Talk from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Location: DC 1302
Click here to view the video of this talk on Vimeo.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Please join us for the Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation's Open House on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 in the Atrium of EV3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Network with faculty and students interested in complex systems!

  • Meet WICI's Director Dr. Dawn Parker and other WICI Members.
  • Learn about upcoming events and initiatives.
  • Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 — 9:00 AM EDT

Socio-Hydrology: Opportunities and Challenges - A Department of Systems Design Engineering Workshop

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 9 a.m.

K. Ponnambalam 1, S. Jamshid Mousavi 2, S. Fletcher 3, K.W. Hipel 1, and Dawn Parker 4

1 Professor, Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of waterloo

2 Visiting Prof. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
silhouettes of adults in a seminar

 

New this term, University of Waterloo graduate students will discuss their complex systems work during a monthly seminar. Join us for a 20 minute talk, followed by a 20-minute discussion and feedback opportunity. Afterwards, everyone who is able is welcome to meet at the Graduate House for food and socializing from 6 p.m. onward. 

This month, Perin Ruttonsha will discuss 'Balancing Planetary, Socio-Ecological Systems Complexities: A (Re)generative Framework for Transition' on Thursday, July 18th from 4:30 - 5:30 in STC 1019. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Complex Systems students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to this open-format seminar with Dr. Bill Sutherland. Bring your lunch and your ideas, and see where the conversations take you.

STC 1019 from 3-4:30


"Common ground, public space, a commonwealth: The Agora of ancient times – A gathering and holding for diversity of disagreement, dilemma, dialogue, discussion, dramaturgy, and dialectics.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Monday, July 8, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Complex Systems students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to this open-format seminar with Dr. Bill Sutherland. Bring your lunch and your ideas, and see where the conversations take you.

Monday June 3 & Monday, July 8

STC 1019 from 12-1:30


"Common ground, public space, a commonwealth: The Agora of ancient times – A gathering and holding for diversity of disagreement, dilemma, dialogue, discussion, dramaturgy, and dialectics.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Complex Systems students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to this open-format seminar with Dr. Bill Sutherland. Bring your lunch and your ideas, and see where the conversations take you.

STC 1019 from 3-4:30


"Common ground, public space, a commonwealth: The Agora of ancient times – A gathering and holding for diversity of disagreement, dilemma, dialogue, discussion, dramaturgy, and dialectics.

Monday, June 3, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Image of event title and date from a poster

Complex Systems students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to this open-format seminar with Dr. Bill Sutherland. Bring your lunch and your ideas, and see where the conversations take you.

Monday June 3 & Monday, July 8

STC 1019 from 12-1:30


"Common ground, public space, a commonwealth: The Agora of ancient times – A gathering and holding for diversity of disagreement, dilemma, dialogue, discussion, dramaturgy, and dialectics.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Managing air pollution, toxic substances, and climate change is a complex, linked sustainability challenge. To better inform efforts to address these issues, we need to understand how policies to address emissions translate into societal benefits.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — 4:30 PM EST
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Questions about the WICI Complex Systems Student Project Symposium? Drop by EV3 4268 for answers!

We'll be available on Thursday, February 28 between 1-2 and between 4:30-5 to answer questions about the event.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — 1:00 PM EST
"INFO" in block letters with a globe for "O"

Questions about the WICI Complex Systems Student Project Symposium? Drop by EV3 4268 for answers!

We'll be available on Thursday, February 28 between 1-2 and between 4:30-5 to answer questions about the event.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — 10:30 AM EST
silhouettes of people networking

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 28that 10:30 AM in DC 1301 for the first formal WICI faculty networking event! 

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