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

Katharine Zywert:  Social-Ecological Systems Change and the Future of Human Health

WICI and the Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research (WCMR) Present: 

"Life, but not alive" with Kate Adamala

Watch the video recording of this talk on Vimeo.com

Join WICI and the Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research in welcoming Kate Admala on Thursday, February 6th in DC 1302.


Complexity science and related methods draw from multiple theories and disciplines. As a result, the application of complexity science and methods can potentially help build bridges across disciplines. However, the use of different language and concepts across disciplines can also act as a barrier to achieving transdisciplinary collaborations to address complex challenges.

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. In this talk, Dr. Selin will present work from her research group, using a systems approach to better understand air pollutants such as particulate matter, ozone, and mercury.

Join us for Dr. Ricard Solé's WICI Talk: "Synthetic evolutionary transitions: from cells to brains and ecosystems"

Dr. Ricard Solé is a Professor, at the Complex Systems Lab, in Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.   He will present on April 24th, 2018, in DC 1302 at 2:00 p.m.

Abstract:  Evolution is marked by well-defined events involving profound innovations

Dr. Carla Restrepo is a Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Biology, UPR, Puerto Rico.


She will be presenting her WICI Talk : "From sandpiles to real mountains - Complex dynamics of tropical mountainscapes mediated by landslides" on February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Centre Rm.1302.