The following Research Centres are affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs:

On Campus

The Africa Forum’s mission is to advance critical understanding of issues shaping Africa today by being a platform for dialogue, discussion and research that fosters collaborative engagement throughout the BSIA network. For more information, visit the African Forum page.

The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) is an SSHRC-funded international research and policy network of partner universities and international organizations housed in the Balsillie School. The HCP focuses on the relationships between rapid urbanization, migration and urban food systems in the Global South with a view to generating innovative solutions to the challenge of building sustainable cities and promoting food security in migrant origin and destination communities. For more information, visit the HCP website

The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) is a research centre whose mandate is to serve as a focal point for debate, research, policy analysis and proposal development related to international migration and mobility at the global, national and regional scale. For more information, visit the IMRC website

The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) uses food as a local sustainability lens to address interconnected environmental, social, and economic challenges connected to global food. CSFS’ vision is to work with practitioners and academics to conduct research that is both grounded in practice and theoretically informed, and to disseminate this co-generated knowledge through local, national, and global networks to promote more sustainable food systems. For more information, visit the LCSFS website

TSAS is now closed.
Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS) was a partnership of multiple universities, government agencies, and international research centres. We fostered policy-relevant research and evidence-based policy on terrorism, countering violent extremism, and the impact of both on society, create opportunities for dialogue between researchers and security officials, and supported the development of a new generation of scholars interested in these areas of study. For more information, visit the TSAS website

Off Campus

The University of Waterloo’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) is tackling challenges by building on Waterloo’s expertise in computer science, engineering, mathematics, cryptography and quantum computing. The impact of this research is already being felt around the globe. CPI’s vision is to be internationally recognized as a leading interdisciplinary research institute making significant impact in improving information security and human privacy. For more information, visit the CPI website

The Water Institute is a leader in water research and education, tackling some of the most complex water challenges of our time. The Institute specializes in water engineering, economics, science and governance. For more information, visit the Institute's website

WISE believes in clean energy that is accessible and affordable for all. Our mission is to conduct original research and develop innovative solutions and policies to help transform the energy system for long-term sustainability. For more information, visit the WISE website

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