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Joe Battikh

PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Joe Battikh is a senior sustainability expert with over sixteen years of international experience in the private sector. He has a strong interest in developing corporate sustainability through economic, environmental and social development.

Marisa Beck

Marisa Beck

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Marisa Beck is a PhD student in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), University of Waterloo, specializing in global environmental governance.

Teresa Branch-Smith

Teresa Branch-Smith

Philosopher in residence, Philip Beesley Architect Inc.

Teresa Branch-Smith approaches complexity from a background in biochemistry and as a result is particularly interested in discussions about emergence that involve biology based examples.

Thomas Bury

Thomas Bury

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Thomas Bury is a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, working under the supervision of Dr. Chris Bauch. Previously, he completed the Mathematical Tripos at the University Cambridge with first class honours, specialising in applications to biological and theoretical physics. His desire to work in mathematical modelling came about during a Summer research post with mathematical biologist Dr. Julia Gog, where he analysed the spatio-temporal dynamics of the Influenza outbreak that disturbed the UK in 2009.

Clayton Dasilva

Clayton Dasilva

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Clay Dasilva (PDF) is currently a PhD student in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, having also obtained his Master of Arts there in 2012.

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Ileana Diaz

PhD Student, University of Waterloo

Ileana I. Diaz is a PhD student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Broadly, her research interests lie in the intersections of sustainable food systems, feminist geopolitics, climate and environmental justice.

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Truzaar Dordi

PhD Candidate - Climate Finance

Truzaar Dordi is a PhD Candidate in Sustainability Management at the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development, working under the supervision of Dr. Olaf Weber. His research utilizes advances in computational modelling to investigate the intersection between climate risk and financial resiliency.

Kathyrn R. Fair

Kathyrn R. Fair

PhD candidate, University of Waterloo

Kathyrn R. Fair is a PhD candidate in applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo, supervised by Professor Chris T. Bauch and Professor Madhur Anand. Prior to entering graduate school, she completed a BSc (Hons) in physical science with distinction at the University of Guelph.

Milton Friesen

Milton Friesen

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Milton Friesen’s work includes serving on the executive team of Cardus, a public policy think tank, in addition to pursuing a PhD at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning.

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Jorge is a PhD candidate of System Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research activities are focused on applying agent-based models on three major areas

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Diana V. Luna Gonzalez

PhD Candidate - University of Waterloo

Diana searches for nutritional interventions addressing the complexity of malnutrition. In particular, she investigates the extent to which agroecology can improve nutrition in the long-term, through diversifying dietary intake and maintaining soil health.

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Robert Gooding-Townsend

Master's Student - Mathematical Biology

Robert Gooding-Townsend is a master’s student in mathematical biology working under the supervision of Chris Bauch and Madhur Anand. Prior to his graduate work, he completed concurrent Bachelors’ of Knowledge Integration and Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. His primary research area is forest dynamics and models of land cover change.

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Julia Goyal

PhD Candidate -School of Public Health and Health Systems and Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering

Julia Goyal is pursuing a Joint Interdisciplinary PhD at the University of Waterloo between the School of Public Health and Health Systems and Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ellen MacEachen and Dr. Arash Arami respectively.

Christopher Greyson-Gaito

Christopher Greyson-Graito

Ph.D. Candidate

Christopher Greyson-Gaito is a PhD student with Dr. Kevin McCann in the department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph. For his PhD, he is examining the interactions of ecological processes across scales in a variety of systems.

Yu Huang

Yu Huang

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Yu Huang is currently completing her PhD degree in urban planning at the School of Planning, University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the complex interactions within the urban housing market system and the emergent urban patterns and market dynamics.

Chantal Hutchison

Chantal Hutchison

PhD student, McGill University

Chantal Lana Hutchison is a PhD student in Dr. Catherine Potvin’s neotropical ecology lab at McGill University. Her background is in theoretical physics with a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a MSc from the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute.

Fatemeh Jahanmiri

Fatemeh Jahanmiri

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Fatemeh Jahanmiri is currently completing her PhD in urban planning at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Dawn Parker. Given her background in architecture and her interest in nature-inspired design, she followed her research in the field of complexity exploring the origin of fractal patterns in cities.

Scott Janzwood

Scott Janzwood

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Scott is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, where he studies the role of deep uncertainty in political decision-making. His research investigates the intersection of science and policy in the areas of climate change, infectious disease outbreaks, and artificial intelligence. Scott's dissertation research focuses on the role played by mathematical models as decision-support tools in the governance of catastrophic threats.

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Peter Jentsch

PhD Candidate - Applied Mathematics

Peter Jentsch is a PhD candidate in the Department Of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Supervised by Dr. Chris T. Bauch and Dr. Madhur Anand, his research is primarily in the field of mathematical ecology and human-environment systems. 

Jude Herijadi Kurniawan

Jude Herijadi Kurniawan

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Kurniawan graduated from the inaugural Master of Climate Change program at the University of Waterloo and he is now working towards his PhD.

John Lang

John Lang

PhD student, University of Waterloo

John Lang is currently completing a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Hans De Sterck.

Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Michael Lawrence’s work applies concepts from the complexity science literature to the study of conflict and security. He focuses on the relationship between conflict, insecurity and development, particularly on the ways in which armed violence generates complex patterns of social organization.

Katherine Laycock

Katherine Laycock

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Katherine Laycock is currently enrolled in PhD studies at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning.

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Kirsten Lee

PhD Candidate - University of Waterloo

Kirsten Lee is a PhD student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, working under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Kirkpatrick. Her research focuses on assessing the effect of consumer food environment interventions (e.g. menu labelling) on food/beverage purchases and intakes, as well as evaluating post-secondary food environments.

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Christopher Luederitz

PhD Candidate - University of Waterloo

Christopher Luederitz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, where he researches on business-driven sustainability-oriented innovations in food systems.

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Adrienne Mason

Masters Candidate, SERS

Adrienne Mason is a Masters Candidate in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, supervised by Stephen Murphy.  Adrienne completed her Environmental Science degree at Trent University and worked as an ecologic

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Nicholas Palaschuk

PhD Candidate, Sustainability Management

Nicholas Palaschuk is a PhD Candidate in the Sustainability Management program at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Nicholas works in the fields of corporate sustainability, environmental behaviour, and sustainability transitions. Nicholas holds both a BSc. in Biology (2015) and MSc.

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Sam Petrie

Masters Student, Carleton University

Samuel Petrie is a masters student working out of the Spatial Determinants of Health lab at Carleton University. Originally from Halifax, he completed his BKI at the University of Waterloo in 2016, before attending Carleton for graduate school.

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Jinelle Piereder

PhD Candidate - University of Waterloo

Jinelle Piereder is a PhD candidate in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), specializing in conflict and security, and supervised by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon.

Amanda Raffoul

Amanda Raffoul

PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Perin Ruttonsha

Perin Ruttonsha

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Perin Ruttonsha is a doctoral candidate with the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS), at the University of Waterloo, and where she has worked in collaboration with the Waterloo Insti

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Ajar Sharma

PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

 Ajar Sharma is a Ph.D. student in Systems Design Engineering. He has a Masters in Water Management and background in hydrology and is currently working with Vanessa Schweiser (Knowledge Integration), and Keith Hipel (Systems Design Engineering).

Andjela Tatarovic

Andjela Tatarovic

Bachelor's student, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo

Andjela Tatarovic enjoys learning and questioning the essence of things. Philosophy is a natural pass-time while quantifying ideas is more of a challenge, but enjoyed nonetheless. She likes learning the languages of things, and the relation between the abstract and the concrete.

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Kirsten Wright

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Kirsten Wright moved to Waterloo to go to school for engineering. Her background is in robotics and embedded systems and more recently she has worked in social innovation. She is an author of the leading manual for Social Innovation Labs and is currently finishing a PhD in Engineering, studying methods for measuring resilience in agent based models of social innovation. 

Haotian Zhang

Haotian Zhang

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Haotian Zhang is currently pursuing a PhD degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He received the MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2012. His research interests are in the areas of network science and design of fault-tolerant algorithms.

Katharine Zywert

Katharine Zywert

PhD student, University of Waterloo

Katharine Zywert is a PhD student in the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, where she studies medicine in the Anthropocene.

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