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About WGSI

Founded in 2009, Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) is a non-profit partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo, a pairing that has previously resulted in the distinguished Perimeter Scholars International program and the University of Waterloo’s pioneering Institute for Quantum Computing. The mandate of WGSI is to  promote dialogue around complex global issues and to catalyze the long-range thinking necessary to advance ideas, opportunities and strategies for a secure and sustainable future through our Summit Series, Blueprints and Impact Activities.

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Science: Vital to Progress

Scientific discoveries have been the greatest single factor leading to health, prosperity and the advancement of our civilization. To unlock new opportunities and successfully navigate the future, we need new breakthroughs in our understanding to solve real-world problems. Science, technology and their wise application are likely to be critical factors determining our future into the next century.