Categories of membership
Categories of membership recognize different types of participation in the institute’s activities and levels of commitment to Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation (WICI). The principle categories are:
Core members are regular, research, or adjunct university faculty who lead a long-horizon research program under the institute’s auspices.
External core members are regular, research or adjunct faculty, outside the University of Waterloo, who lead a long-horizon complex systems research program and actively engage with WICI networks and activities.
Core membership lasts for the duration of the member’s active research within WICI.
Affiliate Researchers are regular, research, or adjunct university faculty or non-university researchers, including post-doctoral fellows, who actively participate in institute activities, including its research projects or committees. Membership lasts for three years and is renewable.
- Affiliate Researchers – International Scientific Advisory Council (ISAC)
- Affiliate Researchers – University of Waterloo
- Affiliate Researchers – External
Practitioner members include people in government, the voluntary sector, and private sector interested in the institute’s research and findings and who actively participate in WICI meetings, workshops, and conferences open to a general audience. Membership lasts for three years and is renewable.
Student members are students from the University of Waterloo or affiliated institutions working towards a master’s or PhD degree on a topic of relevance to complexity science and innovation. Membership lasts for three years and is renewable.
How to become a WICI Member
Please submit a formal letter requesting membership along with a short Bio and CV. Please address the letter to the WICI Director. Your complete application package will be forwarded to the Director and the WICI Steering Committee for their review and decision. Applications may be submitted to WICI Admin.