Complex Adaptive Systems Lab at Western University, Ontario Canada – and James Shelley’s blog

via @daviding on the Open Learning community on MatterMost

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Western University

Complex Adaptive Systems

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Western’s CAS Lab



Western’s CAS Lab is a network hub where researchers, staff, students, and collaborators studying complex adaptive systems can easily find one another across faculties and departments, learn from one another, and build upon one each other’s work. Interdisciplinarity is at our core: we aim to foster new research activity that reimagines the traditional dividing lines of academic disciplines.

The CAS Lab is a grassroots research development initiative, organized in collaboration with Western Research.



The CAS Lab is Live

Special thanks to all the ‘early adopter’ and visionary facultywho have supported the initiative, the dedicated studentswho have nurtured this project into existence, and the incredible team at Western Research for their collaboration and encouragement.


  • Research development and networking
  • Guest lecturers on complexity
  • Faculty and student membership
  • Practicum and CEL student placements


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Western University

James Shelley, the project lead, has a very interesting blog at