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.

Join CRIT

The Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology is made up of members of the University of Waterloo community that are appointed to the Council for a period of either one or two years. CRIT is open to new members and encourages expressions of interest from individuals who are currently under represented in areas related to responsible innovation and technology.

Environmental scan report

Coming in early 20202Available in early 2020, this report will provide an environmental scan of education, research, and innovation activities related to responsible innovation and technology. It will include a brief snapshot of what is being done in these areas at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, and internationally. This report will also identify initial gaps and recommendations for the University of Waterloo to consider based on CRIT's findings.