The Centre for International Governance Innovation

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) was founded in 2001 and is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements.

Balsillie School of International Affairs

The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is an institute for advanced research, education and outreach on global governance. It was founded in 2007 as an equal collaboration among the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Academic Council on the United Nations System

The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is a global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars and practitioners active in the work and study of multilateral relations, global governance and international cooperation.

International Migration Research Centre

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.

Japan Futures Initiative

The Japan Futures Initiative (JFI) is a network of scholars and practitioners dedicated to the promotion of the policy-relevant social scientific study of Japan, with an eye toward better understanding challenges that Japan, Canada and other OECD countries face in the future, and to the identification of opportunities to enhance Canada-Japan cooperation.


Musagetes is an international philanthropic foundation which strives to make the arts a more central and meaningful reality in our daily lives, in our communities and our societies.

Y Café

Y Café Caterer welcomes faculty, students and visitors of the CIGI Campus to enjoy the the onsite café. Open during the school year Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Y Café Caterer offers freshly brewed coffee/cappucion/espresso, teas, and cold drinks along with baked goods, light snacks and sandwiches.