|Director Profile, Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience
Dan McCarthy is the Director of the Waterloo Institute of Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), as well as an Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Resource and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. His transdisciplinary academic background has focused on exploring the utility of complex systems-based approaches to understanding and intervening in linked social, ecological, epistemological systems. He holds strong research interests and partnerships that relate to fostering adaptive capacity, social and environmental justice and social innovation in the field of environmental policy. Dr. McCarthy works closely with several First Nations groups in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. as well as conservation and environmental movement organizations in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario.