Vanessa Schweizer

Vanessa Schweizer

Director, WICI; Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Vanessa Schweizer, Director of WICI, is an Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo.

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Sharon Kirkpatrick

Associate Director, WICI and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Services

Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, is a nutritionist and associate professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Kirkpatrick’s current research focuses mainly on advancing methodologies for assessing diet and understanding the complexities, including multidimensionality and dynamism, in dietary patterns.

Chris Bauch

Chris Bauch

Professor, University of Waterloo

Chris Bauch is a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He studies epidemiological and ecological systems with a particular emphasis on evaluating interventions such as vaccines. He is particularly interested in coupling models of human behaviour with models of disease dynamics or ecological dynamics.

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Trevor Charles

Professor, University of Waterloo - Biology

Trevor Charles is a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo. His work is in the areas of bacterial genetics and genome engineering, plant microbiome, and functional metagenomics, with an orientation towards Circular Bioeconomy applications.

Mark Crowley

Mark Crowley

Assistant professor, University of Waterloo

Mark Crowley is an assistant professor in the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Peter Deadman

Peter Deadman

Professor, University of Waterloo

Peter Deadman is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Waterloo. He received his PhD in 1997 from the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

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Igor Grossmann

Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Waterloo

Igor Grossmann (@psywisdom) is a social-cognitive scientist exploring the interplay of sociocultural factors for wise reasoning and sound judgment. His work utilizes innovative methods at the intersection of big data analytics, psychophysiology, longitudinal surveys, and behavioural experiments.

Keith Hipel

Keith Hipel

Professor, University of Waterloo; President, Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada; Senior fellow, Centre of International Governance; Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs

Keith Hipel is university professor of systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo where he is co-ordinator of the conflict analysis group.

Thomas Homer-Dixon

Thomas Homer-Dixon

Director, Cascade Institute and University Research Chair

Thomas Homer-Dixon, WICI founding director, is now the Director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University, and a University Research Chair in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Canada.

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Chrystopher Nehaniv

Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Dr. Chrystopher Nehaniv is a professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Departments at the University of Waterloo.

He is an accomplished senior researcher in mathematics of discrete complex systems. His research interests include Intelligent Systems and Software, Modeling, Simulation and Systems Theory.

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Dawn Parker

Professor, University of Waterloo - School of Planning


Dawn Parker is a Professor in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on the development of fine-scale models that link the drivers of land-use change and their socioeconomic and ecological impacts, with completed and ongoing projects on organic agriculture in California’s Central Valley,

Stephen Quilley

Stephen Quilley

Associate professor, University of Waterloo

Stephen Quilley, WICI director of development, is an associate professor in social innovation generation and the Department of Environment and Resource Studies in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.

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