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

Core members are regular, research, or adjunct university faculty who lead a long-horizon research program under the institute’s auspices. Membership lasts for the duration of the member’s active research within WICI.

Affiliate researchers

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.

Practitioner members

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

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.

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