Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology

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Vision

To advance socially responsible innovation and technology.

Mission statement

The Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology (CRIT) at the University of Waterloo is committed to advancing education and governance around socially responsible innovation and technology. CRIT aims to transform culture at Waterloo, in Canada, and internationally by focusing on four key areas: research, education, policy, and outreach and connection.

We are committed to:

  • promoting active engagement with social and ethical issues in research, design, and development,
  • educating and empowering faculty, staff, and students to be ethically responsible citizens,
  • developing policies that ensure and support responsible innovation, and
  • fostering interdisciplinary connections within the Waterloo community and beyond.