The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Professor DiCiccio helped found the Institute for Computer Research (ICR). ICR fosters research in computer topics and specializes in industry collaboration and comprises of over 150 faculty members from eight academic departments in four faculties at the University of Waterloo, as well as fifteen federated research groups.
DiCiccio is the Director for Research Partnerships of the GRAND NCE, a federal network of researchers at 20 universities collaborating with companies and user groups in the areas of graphics, animation, games, new media, and social networks. He serves on GRAND's Board of Directors.